The Way the Moon’s in Love with the Dark




Fred Wilson, American, 1954-


Object Info

Object: sculpture
Currently on view
Object ID: 2017.207


Murano glass, clear blown glass, brass, steel, light bulbs


Purchased with funds from Vicki and Kent Logan; Suzanne Farver and Clint Van Zee; Sharon and Lanny Martin; Craig Ponzio; Ellen and Morris Susman; Devon Dikeou and Fernando Troya; Baryn, Daniel and Jonathan Futa; Andrea and William Hankinson; Amy Harmon; Arlene and Barry Hirschfeld; Lu and Chris Law; Amanda J. Precourt; Judy and Ken Robins; Annalee and Wagner Schorr; Judith Zee Steinberg and Paul Hoenmans; Tina Walls; and Margaret and Glen Wood

More Info


height: 78 3/4 in, 200.025 cm; width: 55 1/8 in, 140.0175 cm; depth: 55 1/8 in, 140.0175 cm


Modern and Contemporary Art

Known Provenance

Purchased from the artist and Pace Gallery by Denver Art Museum, 2017.


© Fred Wilson


AP1 from an edition of 6 + 2 APs

Exhibition History

  • "Afro Kismet"--15th Istanbul Biennial, Pera Museum, Istanbul, 9/16/2017-11/12/2017
  • "Afro Kismet"-- Pace Gallery, London, 3/23/2018-04/28/2018 | Pace Gallery, New York, 7/10/2018-8/17/2018
  • "Afro Kismet"-- Maccarone, Los Angeles, 3/16/2019-5/25/2019
  • “Light” — Denver Art Museum, 5/19/2019 – 5/1/2020
  • "Chandeliers"-- Pace Gallery, New York 9/14/2019-10/12/2019
  • "Afro Kismet"-- Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, S.C., 5/14/2020-10/4/2020