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Tony Smith at 100
National Gallery of Art

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

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[Lecture / Panel]
Tony Smith at 100

Where  |National Gallery of Art
4th and Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC

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This Saturday, December 1, from 1:00–4:00 p.m., the Gallery presents a free public symposium about architect-turned-sculptor Tony Smithin honor of the centennial of his birth. Smith’s objects, at once imposing and playful, left a lasting mark on postwar art and raised public sculpture to a new level of ambition. The program takes a new look at Smith’s achievement from the diverse perspectives of artist, art historian, and curator. Featured speakers include contemporary artist Charles Ray, scholar Eileen Costello, and curator Harry Cooper. This program is held in collaboration with Kiki Smith, Seton Smith, and the Tony Smith Estate.

This program is free of charge and takes place in the East Building Auditorium. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.

The symposium schedule will be as follows:

1:00–1:10: Opening remarks
Faya Causey, head of academic programs, National Gallery of Art

1:10–1:45: “Dream of the Proper Context”: Tony Smith, the Abstract Expressionists’ Architect
Eileen Costello, editor and project director, Catalogue Raisonné of the Drawings of Jasper Johns, The Menil Collection

1:45–2:00: Tony Smith on Film, Part I

2:00–2:35: Tony Smith: X Marks the Spot
Charles Ray, artist

2:45–3:00: Tony Smith on Film, Part II

3:00–3:35: The Tony Smith Experience
Harry Cooper, curator and head, department of modern art, National Gallery of Art

3:35–4:00: Discussion and questions

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