May 2017


Charles Ray - Contemporary Sculpture from the Past

  • Wednesday, 17 May 2017 - 6:00pm
Villa Aurelia
Courtesy Charles Ray Studio.

This event is part of the series New Work in the Arts & Humanities: American Classics.

In two public lectures preceding the opening of the exhibition of his new work (one on May 17 and one on May 18 immediately preceding the exhibition openinng), Charles Ray, who was been redefining the possibilities of contemporary sculptural practice since the early 1980s, will discuss his innovative approach to sculpture informed by his close looking at the art of the past. Charles Ray is the Deenie Yudell Artist in Residence at the American Academy in Rome in the spring of 2017. The lectures will be held in English.

17 May 2017
6pm - Lecture by Charles Ray
Contemporary Sculpture from the Past
Villa Aurelia, Porta San Pancrazio, 1

18 May 2017 
6pm - Lecture by Charles Ray
The Work of Charles Ray
AAR Lecture Room - Via Angelo Masina, 5

6:30pm-9pm - Exhibition opening
Charles Ray, Mountain Lion Attacking a Dog
AAR Gallery

The exhibition is curated by Peter Benson Miller, Andrew Heiskell Arts Director at the American Academy in Rome. 

Exhibition opening hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 4pm to 7pm until 2 July 2017.

The lectures and exhibition are made possible by the Syde Hurdus Foundation.

Please note: valid photo ID is required for entry into the American Academy in Rome. Backpacks and luggage with dimensions larger than cm 40 x 35 x 15 (inches 16 x 14 x 6) are not permitted on the property. There are no locker facilities available.