Richard Tuttle: What Is the Object? is the contemporary American artist’s exploration of the meaning of objects through a presentation of items that he collected over the past five decades. Although the titular question relates to the artist, it also extends to the visitor: What, how and why do objects hold and convey meaning? In this online exhibition, Tuttle’s objects and his writings in response to them are presented to the visitor in a framework that invites exploration of these central questions. Furniture and sculptures created for the exhibition space by Tuttle, excerpts from the exhibition catalogue, and multimedia responses to select objects are also made available.

This project is an online companion to the Richard Tuttle: What Is the Object? exhibition held at the Bard Graduate Center Gallery March 25–July 10, 2022.