Explore the Innovative Projects of Christo and Jeanne-Claude at the Asheville Art Museum
Join Cole Hendrix, Assistant Curator for a Tour of Christo and
Jeanne-Claude: Projects from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. March 20, 2009
The Asheville Art Museum invites you to join Cole Hendrix, Assistant Curator on a tour of the exhibition Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Projects from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. on March 20, 2009.
There is no better way to learn about the innovative work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude than on a guided tour with Assistant Curator, Cole Hendrix. Join us!
Held in conjunction with the Asheville Art Museum’s smArt speak: Distinguished Artist Series, Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Projects offers audiences the chance to see the artistic process behind many of the monumental public art projects undertaken by the artistic team during the past five decades.
Christo and Jeanne-Claude have transcended the traditional boundaries of painting, drawing, sculpture and architecture. This exhibition examines the wide variety of media used by the artists and explores the breadth of their work as they move from contained forms to more fluid, open structures that evoke tensile architecture.
The exhibition will include early packages and wrapped objects like Package, 1961, a tightly wrapped and bound mass. It continues with drawings and collages for most of the artists’ monumental projects, including The Umbrellas, Japan—U.S.A., 1984-91, The Pont Neuf Wrapped, Paris, 1975-85, Surrounded Islands, Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida, 1980-83, and Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-76. This exhibition will be on view through May 3, 2009.
Art Breaks are free with Museum Membership or admission. They are a great opportunity to learn more about art and explore the Museum’s collection with a guide.
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