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4/19/11: Art Beyond the Gallery Walls

Over the River Project for the Arkansas River. [Image courtesy Christo and Jeanne-Claude]

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, Utah – Tuesday, we're talking about art that can't be contained in a gallery. We're joined by the legendary environmental artist Christo. He and his late-wife Jeanne-Claude are renowned for their monumental pieces, like wrapping the entire German parliament building in fabric. Christo's sights are now set on Colorado, where he hopes to suspend silvery panels along 42 miles of the Arkansas River. We'll also be joined by others to talk about the art and influence of Spiral Jetty creator Robert Smithson.

  • Christo will speak at Kingsbury Hall on Tuesday, April 19th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for the free event are gone, but there will be a stand-by line for cancellations at the Kingsbury Hall Box Office. Click here for more information.
  • Learn more about Christo and Jeanne-Claude's Over the River project.
  • The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is hosting "The Smithson Effect" a collection of contemporary artists influenced by Robert Smithson. The exhibit continues through July 3rd. Visit for details.
  • Hikmet Sidney Loe will give a lecture at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts on Wednesday, May 11th at 7:00 p.m. It's called "Robert Smithson and the Spiral Jetty: The Center and the Circumference." Click here for more details.
  • Learn more about Robert Smithson's "Spiral Jetty," including directions to the remote site, by visiting

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