In 2020, the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester will present “The Path to Paradise: Judith Schaechter’s Stained-Glass Art,” the first survey and major scholarly assessment of the artist’s 37-year career.
Organized by MAG, the exhibition will be displayed in Rochester from Feb. 16 to May 24, 2020, before going to the Toledo Museum of Art and Des Moines Art Center.
From her start in the 1980s, Schaechter stretched the medium of stained glass into an incisive art form for the 21st century. With respect for history, a rebelliousness and a feminist sensibility, Schaechter has been called a “post-punk stained-glass sorceress.”
Drawing from private and institutional collections, MAG will present over 40 of Schaechter’s stained-glass panels along with a selection of related drawings, sketchbooks and process materials. The exhibition and its companion publication will explore the range of registers Schaechter’s work spans, illuminating and contextualizing the artist’s contributions to the contemporary canon.
Programming centered on the exhibition will take place throughout the run of the show, including a lecture by Schaechter on the opening day at 1 p.m.