Thursday, January 18 at 7:00 pm Film Screening Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art
Troublemakers unearths the history of land art in the late 1960s and early 1970s and features a cadre of renegade artists that sought to transcend the limitations of painting and sculpture by producing earthworks on a monumental scale in the desert of the American southwest.
The film includes rare footage and interviews which unveil the enigmatic lives and careers of storied artists Robert Smithson (Spiral Jetty), Walter De Maria (The Lightning Field) and Michael Heizer (Double Negative); a headstrong troika that established the genre. As the film makes clear, in making works that can never be possessed as an object in a gallery, these troublemakers stand in marked contrast to the hyper-speculative contemporary art world of today.
6:30 pm: Doors 7 pm: Screening
Tickets: $10 general / free for members Each Kreeger Museum member is entitled to up to two tickets at the member rate.
View the film trailer below:
Saturday, January 27, 2–3 pm Gallery Talk Contextualizing Cubism: A Beginner's Brief
David Hawkins, Head of Education, discusses works by Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and Jacques Lipshitz and explores how Cubism evolved in the intellectually charged environment of the early twentieth century.
Free. Reservation not required.
Saturday, February 17, 2–3 pm Gallery Talk Kandinsky in The Kreeger: Works by the 'Father of Abstraction'
Joanna Baker, Head of Collection Management, leads a tour of permanent collection works by pioneer of abstraction Wassily Kandinsky, including a rare sand painting from the artist’s Paris period.
Free. Reservation not required.
Thursday, March 22, 6 pm Artist Conversation
Commissioning Cultural Diplomacy: Art in Embassies Curator Sarah Tanguy in Conversation with Artist Anton Ginzburg
Anton Ginzburg, Stargaze: Orion, sculpture model (1/8 of actual size), chromed aluminum, stainless steel, anodized aluminum, enamel paint, 16 x 16 x 32 inches, superimposed on photograph, U.S. Department of State Art in Embassies.
Dedicated to cultural diplomacy through the visual arts, the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies is forging new public art models for U.S. diplomatic missions overseas. Highlighting Anton Ginzburg’s recent outdoor commission, Stargaze: Orion, at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Tanguy and Ginzburg will discuss the development of thematically specific work, the importance of cross-cultural exchange, and the special parameters of placing art on diplomatic grounds.
Saturday, April 21 at 8 pm
Harlem Quartet with Aldo López-Gavilán
Photo by Juan-Miguel Hernandez.
Harlem Quartet’s collaboration with Cuban pianist/composer Aldo López-Gavilán offers a joyously energetic concert experience. This collaboration sees López-Gavilán reunited with his older brother Ilmar, who left Cuba at age fourteen and went on to co-found Harlem Quartet. López-Gavilán and Harlem Quartet showcase scintillating chemistry in a broad variety of repertoire. Programs include American jazz standards, bossa nova classics, and several original compositions from López-Gavilán that take audiences on a journey through Cuba’s myriad musical traditions.
7 pm: Doors and light refreshments 8 pm: Concert
Tickets: $40 general / $30 members
Optional valet parking $10