Christo has been invited to deliver two lectures in Colorado this summer. He will share images and commentary regarding his two works in progress, Over The River and The Mastaba, as well as the many previous projects that he and Jeanne-Claude have completed around the world.
The schedule for Christo’s August 2013 trip to Colorado is as follows. Lectures are free and open to the public, but reservations are required.
Friday, August 23, 2013
Anderson Ranch Arts Center
5263 Owl Creek Road, Snowmass Village, CO 81615
(SOLD OUT – wait list and overflow seating with a live video feed are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the event)
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Sheridan Opera House
110 North Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435
(To make reservations, visit www.SheridanOperaHouse.com)
About Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Along with his late wife Jeanne-Claude, Christo has spent more than 40 years creating highly celebrated temporary works of art around the world. Christo has two works in progress —Over The River and The Mastaba — and one museum installation currently on view — Big Air Package.
Over The River will suspend 5.9 miles of silvery, luminous fabric panels high above a 42-mile stretch of the Arkansas River between Salida and Cañon City in south-central Colorado. The Mastaba, Project for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates will be Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s only permanent large-scale work. Christo unveiled Big Air Package in March 2013. This museum installation is the world’s largest indoor sculpture and will be on view at the Gasometer Oberhausen in Germany until December 30, 2013.
Christo donated the two original Over The River preparatory works shown above to the citizens of the State of Colorado in the summer of 2012 and they are currently on display in Governor John Hickenlooper’s office.