The Bette Spriestersbach Distinguished Lecture by Charles Ray

  • 7:00 PM–8:00 PM

1110A Medical Education Research Facility (MERF) *new room assignment*
375 Newton Road, Iowa City

Charles Ray, an artist based in Los Angeles, has exhibited his work at venues that include Documenta IX (1992), the Venice Biennale (1993, 2003, 2013), and the Whitney Biennial (1989, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2010) at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and in solo exhibitions at the Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the Institute for Contemporary Art, London. Mr. Ray studied at the University of Iowa with Roland Brener, receiving a BFA in sculpture in 1975.

Charles Ray will talk about his work from past ten years, much of which appeared in his recent retrospective at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Kunstmuseum Basel.

The Bette Spriestersbach Distinguished Lecture will be presented following a public opening and reception for the new public art space in the southeast lobby of the John and Mary Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building, featuring artwork by Charles Ray, Viola Frey, Sue Hettmansperger and Phillip Chen. The opening reception will be held from 6:00–7:00 p.m.

Parking is available at the Newton Road Ramp.

Cost: Free


Charles Ray

School Play 

, 2014
Solid stainless steele, 76 x 23 x 15 1/2 in. (193 x 59 x 39 cm)
Photograph by The Art Institute of Chicago, © Charles Ray, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery

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