Suzanne Delehanty is an independent curator and consultant based in Miami. In addition to Soundings, she has curated pioneering exhibitions of the work of Agnes Martin, Cy Twombly, and Paul Thek and such thematic exhibitions as the Window in Twentieth Century Art and Video Art, which traveled to the Bienal de Sao Paulo. She has extensive experience as a museum director in Philadelphia, New York, New Jersey, Houston and Miami, where she was the founding director of the Miami Art Museum now called Perez Art Museum Miami or PAMM.
Whence Came Soundings
In 1981 Soundings, often hailed as a landmark exhibition, opened at the Neuberger Museum of Art at the State University of New York in Purchase. Curated by Suzanne Delehanty, the exhibition was the first comprehensive survey of sound and music in the visual arts from 1900 to 1980 in the United States. Featuring paintings, sculpture, installations, recordings, film, and performances, Soundings occupied the Neuberger Museum’s first floor, measuring close to 30,000-square feet, as well as in the landscape surrounding the university campus.