Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Duncan Phillips Lecture with Christo and Jeanne-Claude

FYI for those interested


The Phillips Collection

Center for the Study of Modern Art

Duncan Phillips Lecture

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Two Works in Progress

Thursday, October 16, 5:45 pm


The artists highlight their upcoming works of art: Over the River, Project for the Arkansas River, State of Colorado; and The Mastaba, Project for the United Arab Emirates.  The Arkansas River project involves assembling and suspending 5.9 miles of fabric panels horizontally above a 40-mile stretch of the Arkansas River. The Mastaba will be larger than the great pyramid at Giza and will comprise 410,000 steel oil barrels, stacked on their sides and painted in bright colors for a mosaic-like effect in changing light. Following the lecture, Christo and Jeanne-Claude will sign copies of their book, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Over the River, Project for the Arkansas River, State of Colorado


Presented in the Sant Auditorium; included in museum admission.

Over the River catalogue will be available for purchase in the museum shop

Click here for more information (PDF)


Center for the Study of Modern Art lectures and symposia are funded by

The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston.


The Duncan Phillips Lecture is sponsored by Sotheby's


1600 Twenty-first Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

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