Monday, March 09, 2009

James T. Demetrion Lecture: James Turrell

March 12, 2009
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ring Auditorium

Location: Ring Auditorium
Since 1979, James Turrell has been working with light and space on an enormous scale, turning the 400,000 year-old Roden Crater into a kind of celestial observatory with spaces that will engage the viewer with the light of the sun, moon, and stars. Richard Andrews, president of the Skystone Foundation which administers the project, will join Turrell for a discussion of the artist's career, particularly the development of the massive undertaking that is Roden Crater.

This annual program is made possible by the Friends of Jim and Barbara Demetrion Endowment Fund, established in 2001 to celebrate Jim Demetrion's seventeen-year tenure as the Hirshhorn's second director.

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