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Internationally Acclaimed Artist To Give U.Va. Art Museum’s 11th Gladys S. Blizzard Lecture

September 26, 2003 --

WHO: Dennis Oppenheim presents 11th Gladys S. Blizzard Lecture

WHAT: “Selected Works from 1967 to the Present”

WHEN: Oct. 9, 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Campbell Hall 153
Reception follows in the museum

Dennis Oppenheim is an internationally acclaimed artist who gained prominence during the environmental art movement of the 1960s. He received a B.F.A. from the School of Art and Crafts, Oakland, Calif., and an M.F.A. from Stanford University. His numerous awards include two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships (1974,1981) and a 1969 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.

Oppenheim has exhibited widely throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He was a featured artist in the University of Virginia Art Museum’s major 2000 exhibition “Hindsight/Fore-Site: Art for the New Millennium,” and his work for that show, “Marriage Tree”, is now in the museum’s collection.

Among his most recent exhibitions are Palais Lichtenstein, Vienna, Austria; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; "Universiada '99," Palma de Mallorca, Spain (1999); "The American Century 1950-2000, Part II," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; "The Museum as Muse," The Museum of Modern Art, New York (1998); XXIV Bienal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil; "Transversions," Second Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa; and Venice Bienale and the Institute of Contemporary Art, P.S.1 Museum, New York (1998).

His public commissions include “Bus Home,” The City of Buenaventura, Calif.; “Monument to Escape,” Parque de la Memoria, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2000); “Jump and Twist,” Universidad de Freiburg, Germany; and “Drinking Structure with Exposed Kidney Pool,” Europos Parkas, Vilnius, Lithuania (1999).

His work is found in such public collections as Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humblebaek, Denmark; Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Brooklyn Museum, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany.

For details about the lecture, call the U.Va. Art Museum at (434) 924-3592.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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