Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Upcoming Events at the Phillips

Gallery Talk
Free Flow: Capital Ideas in Christo and Jeanne-Claude's
Over the River, Project for the Arkansas River

Thursday, November 13, at 6:30 pm

Molly Donovan, curator at the National Gallery of Art, will discuss the art of Christo and Jeanne-Claude as a clearinghouse for ideas, information, locations, and commerce. Donovan has traveled with the artists to the Arkansas River site. Included in museum admission.

Photography as Global Language: The World through an Iranian Lens

Sunday, November 16, 2-3:30 pm
Six Iranian photographers join artist William Christenberry in a discussion of the role of art in Iran, the influence of photography on their global perspective, and how art transcends language and geographic boundaries. Co-sponsored by ArtBridge, a program of International Arts & Artists. Free with museum admission.

The roundtable is part of FotoWeek DC, November 15-22, a celebration of photography at museums, universities, and galleries across the area.

Conversation with Artist Lecture
Andrea Fraser
Wednesday, November 19, at 5:30 pm

In her videos and performances, Andrea Fraser questions the meaning of artistic authenticity and the implications of collecting, and skewers the foibles of the art world and its institutions. Among her best-known pieces is Museum Highlights (1989), in which she poses as a tour guide at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Free; registration required.

Center programs are made possible by a generous grant from
The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston

Book Signing
Working From Memory by William Christenberry

Thursday, November 20, at 6 pm
Working from Memory is a collection of stories by renowned photographer, painter, and sculptor William Christenberry. Included in museum admission.

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