A Summer Arrangement: Object & Thing at LongHouse (Weekends only)

An Exhibition of New and and Site-Specific Contemporary Art and Design Inspired by LongHouse


FREE – $20.00 per person


4h 30min

Installed within the gallery and guest level of LongHouse, A Summer Arrangement: Object & Thing at LongHouse features works by artists and designers including Rashid Johnson, Wyatt Kahn, Frances Palmer and many others, and includes works from the collection of LongHouse founder Jack Lenor Larsen (1927-2020).

The exhibition is a collaboration between LongHouse and Object & Thing, the art and design exhibition platform. A Summer Arrangement takes inspiration from Larsen's non-hierarchical approach to objects and brings together contemporary works, including site-specific commissions, of both art and design. All works are made from materials akin to those Larsen made and collected, such as ceramic, fiber, glass, metal, and wood. 

The project team includes co-curators Glenn Adamson, LongHouse curator-at-large, and Abby Bangser, Object & Thing founder; alongside Colin King as installation designer. 

Contemporary objects are juxtaposed with Larsen's collection, including works by anonymous as well as well-known craft artists and natural objects, such as straw hats, seed pods, and stones.  King's design also uses Larsen's collection of Wharton Esherick furniture.  

Open Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 to 5:00 pm through September 3.

Admission includes full access to the LongHouse gardens and grounds. 

With works by:

Alma Allen, Megumi Shauna Arai, Paul Arnhold, Ludmilla Balkis, Simone Bodmer-Turner, Julia Chiang, F. Taylor Colantonio, Liz Collins, Sarah Crowner, Enrico David, Andile Dyalvane, Jeremy Frey, Sonia Gomes, Laird Gough, Cody Hoyt, Sophie Lou Jacobsen, Rashid Johnson, Wyatt Kahn, Julia Kunin, L.A. Door, Jennifer Lee, Raina Lee, Luck Carpentry, Jim McDowell, Kiva Motnyk, Sam Moyer, Jolie Ngo, Johnny Ortiz-Concha, Frances Palmer, Gaetano Pesce, Adam Silverman, Teague's Path, Faye Toogood, Thaddeus Wolfe

installation photos: Adrian Gaut