October 17, 2013 | 6:00pm — 9:00pm
Two Works in Progress: Over the River (Project for the Arkansas River) & The Mastaba (Project for the United Arab Emirates)
Glenn Miller Ballroom, UMC, CU Boulder
The Center of the American West, ATLAS Institute Speaker's Series, the Department of Art and Art History, and the CU Art Museum are pleased to host internationally renowned artist Christo. Christo will present a lecture on two works in progress: Over the River, proposed temporary work of art that will suspend 5.9 miles of silvery, luminous fabric panels high above the Arkansas River in south-central Colorado. The Mastaba, a project for Abu Dhabi, will be the largest sculpture in the world, made from 410,000 multi-colored barrels to form a mosaic of bright sparkling colors, echoing Islamic architecture. Previous Christo and Jeanne-Claude projects include: The Gates in NYC's Central Park and the wrapping of the Reichstag in Berlin and the Pont-Neuf bridge in Paris.
For more information call 303.492.4879 or go to http://atlas.colorado.edu/christo