The Menil Collection

Charles Ray Thoughts on Sculpture

Friday, Oct. 23, 2015

07:00 PM – 08:00 PM

Photo courtesy Charles Ray Studio

Artist Charles Ray delivers the first in a series of lectures, Thoughts on Sculpture, at the Menil. Ray will consider such themes as subject matter as a formal element; sculpture with holes; and bronze and the work of Rodin, Degas, and Matisse. The talks offer a rare opportunity to hear from a contemporary artist who himself has made significant and innovative contributions to the field. Nineteen of Ray’s sculptures are on view at the Art Institute of Chicago in Charles Ray: Sculpture 1997-2014, co-organized with Kunstmuseum Basel. Two additional lectures will occur in the spring.

Image: Photo courtesy Charles Ray Studio

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