C. Ludens Ringnes Sculpture Collection

Collection

In 2021, Harvard Business School acquired Wind Sculpture (SG) V (2019) by Yinka Shonibare CBE RA for the C. Ludens Ringnes Sculpture Collection.

Y. Shonibare CBE RA, Wind Sculpture (SG) V, 2019, stainless steel armature with hand painted glass reinforced polyester cast. 275 1/2×100×78 5/8 in, C Ludens Ringnes Sculpture Collection, HBS © Yinka Shonibare CBE RA. All Rights Reserved, DACS/ARS, NY 2023

Yinka Shonibare CBE RA Wind Sculpture (SG) V, 2019 — Executive Education Lawn | Learn More

Exhibitions

2023 – 2025

This exhibition is made possible by the generosity of the artists and galleries, including Ai Weiwei (Lisson Gallery and neugerriemschneider) and Ursula von Rydingsvard (Galerie Lelong & Co.), and is supported by the C. Ludens Ringnes Sculpture Collection.

Ai Weiwei, Strength, 2019, cast iron, 70 1/2 x 76 3/8 x 88 5/8 inches. Courtesy of the Artist, Lisson Gallery, and neugerriemschneider.

Ai Weiwei Strength, 2019 — Schwartz Common | Learn More

Ursula von Rydingsvard, Elegantka II, 2013–14 / 2016, urethane resin, 126 x 46 x 46 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Galerie Lelong & Co., New York. © Ursula von Rydingsvard.

Ursula von Rydingsvard Elegantka II, 2013–14 / 2016 — Schwartz Common | Learn More

2021 – 2023

This exhibition is made possible by the generosity of the artists and galleries, including Melvin Edwards (Alexander Gray Associates, New York, and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London) and Thaddeus Mosley (Karma, New York), and is supported by the C. Ludens Ringnes Sculpture Collection.

Melvin Edwards Searching for the Word, 1989/2019 — Schwartz Common

Melvin Edwards Searching for the Word, 1989/2019 — Schwartz Common | Learn More

Thaddeus Mosley Illusory Progression, 2020 (right) Rhizogenic Rhythms, 2020 (left) — Schwartz Common | Learn More

2019 – 2020 (extended through June 2021)

This exhibition is made possible by the generosity of the artists and galleries, including Lynda Benglis (Cheim & Read), and Bharti Kher (Hauser & Wirth), and is supported by the C. Ludens Ringnes Sculpture Collection.

Lynda Benglis Migrating Pedmarks, 1998 — Schwartz Common | Learn More

Lynda Benglis Cloak-Wave Pedmarks, 1998 — Schwartz Common | Learn More

Bharti Kher The Intermediary Family, 2018 — Executive Education Lawn | Learn More

2018 – 2019

This exhibition, which was on view from April 2018 to March 2019, was made possible by the generosity of the artists and galleries, including Yoan Capote (Jack Shainman Gallery), Antony Gormley (White Cube), and Jenny Holzer (Cheim & Read), and was supported by the C. Ludens Ringnes Sculpture Collection.

Yoan Capote Naturaleza Urbana, 2012 — Schwartz Common | Learn More

Antony Gormley PLACE, 2015 — Schwartz Common | Learn More

Jenny Holzer Selection from Survival: It is in your self-interest…, 2015 — Rock Center | Learn More

Public Programs

2024

Icarus Films Presents A Film By Daniel Traub. Ursula von Rydingsvard. Into Her Own. Movie poster shows Ursula von Rydingsvard in front of artwork.

An Evening with Ursula von Rydingsvard & Film Screening

Celebrating Women’s History Month
March 7, 2024, 6:00-7:30 pm
Klarman Hall, Harvard Business School

This live, in-person event is free and open to the Harvard community and the public. Registration is required.

Organized by the HBS Art Program and HBS Connects.
Supported by the C. Ludens Ringnes Sculpture Fund at Harvard Business School.

2023

Contemporary Black Artists & Public Art

Virtual program
March 2, 2023

A webinar featuring artists Thaddeus Mosley, Yinka Shonibare CBE RA, and Carrie Mae Weems in conversation with Professor Henry McGee, Senior Lecturer of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; and leading art collector and museum trustee Raymond J. McGuire (MBA 1983).

2020

Women, Contemporary Art, and Business

Panel Discussion
Harvard Business School
Klarman Hall
Boston, MA 02163

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
6:00-7:30 pm

Organized in conjunction with the 2019-2020 exhibition supported by the C. Ludens Ringnes Sculpture Collection at Harvard Business School, this panel discussion will feature:

  • Bharti Kher, artist

  • Ina Johannesen Dibley, CEO Ekebergparken / C. Ludens Ringnes Foundation, Oslo, Norway

  • Nora Lawrence, Senior Curator, Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, NY

The speakers will explore a range of topics including public art and sculpture; the role of women artists, curators, and directors in the global contemporary art world; and the current art market.

The panel will be moderated by Jill Avery, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School and President of the Board of Trustees at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Program organized by the HBS Art Program and HBS Connects and supported by the C. Ludens Ringnes Sculpture Fund.

The C. Ludens Ringnes Sculpture Collection supports Harvard Business School’s ongoing contemporary outdoor sculpture program.

Y. Shonibare CBE RA, Wind Sculpture (SG) V, 2019, stainless steel armature with hand painted glass reinforced polyester cast. 275 1/2×100×78 5/8 in, C Ludens Ringnes Sculpture Collection, HBS © Yinka Shonibare CBE RA. All Rights Reserved, DACS/ARS, NY 2023