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CHRISTO AND JEANNE-CLAUDE: THE TOM GOLDEN COLLECTION FEATURED AT THE KIMBALL ART CENTER


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 10, 2014

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CHRISTO AND JEANNE-CLAUDE: THE TOM GOLDEN COLLECTION FEATURED AT THE KIMBALL ART CENTER

 Park City, UT - A unique collection of artwork by renowned artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude will be presented in the Kimball Art Center’s Main Gallery this fall. The internationally acclaimed collection will be open to the public Saturday, November 1st, 2014 through Sunday, January 4th, 2015.

 This inspiring collection from the Sonoma County Museum of Art includes original drawings, sculptures, collages, and photographs capturing the versatility, longevity and international scope of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s extensive career and partnership.

 The talented duo is known for creating large-scale, ephemeral installations in the public realm for anyone to access. Their works include the wrapping of the Reichstag in Berlin and the Pont Neuf Bridge in Paris, a 24-mile long fabric installation in the California wilderness titled Running Fence, and The Gates in New Your City’s Central Park. Though the projects are temporary, preliminary drawings, sculptures, and collages remain as evidence of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s concepts and final installations.

 Tom Golden amassed this impressive collection over nearly three decades, becoming a major supporter of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s vision for public art. His personal and professional relationship with the artists began in 1974 during public hearings for the project Running Fence. Golden continued to manage and assist with several of the artist’s large-scale projects such as The Umbrellas and the yet unrealized Over the River. Drawings and collages of the large-scale public works, sold to fund the actual installations, are an important component of this collection which is now part of the Sonoma County Museum of Art collection. Golden passed away in his home in 2002.

 To accompany the exhibition, the Kimball Art Center will host an Art Talk with Professor Jonathan Fineberg who has followed the work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude closely for more than 35 years. Fineberg will discuss new ideas about the way in which art affects politics, putting the work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude in a larger context of art that we think of as “political.” The Art Talk happens Thursday, December 4th, 2014 from 6-7pm in the Main Gallery at the Kimball Art Center.

 In addition, the Park City Film Series will join the KAC to present “The Gates,” a documentary on the largest public art project in New York City, by Christo and Jeanne-Claude. The film will screen on Thursday, November 20th, 2014 at the Prospector Theatre on Sidewinder Drive, beginning at 6pm. Tickets and additional information can be found at: http://www.parkcityfilmseries.com/

 Main Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 10am-5pm, Friday 10am-7pm, Saturday 12-7pm and Sunday 12-5pm.

 The Kimball Art Center (KAC) is a non-profit center for the arts, committed to engaging individuals of all ages in diverse and inspiring experiences through education, exhibitions and events. More information is available at www.KimballArtCenter.org

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