Collecting the "Uncollectible": Earth and Site-Specific Sculpture

photo of spiral jetty

Thursday, May 23, 2019, 2 – 7 p.m.

Presented by the Center for the History of Collecting, Frick Art Reference Library

This half-day symposium focuses on collecting site-specific, large-scale, and light-based works by artists including, among others, Walter de Maria, Nancy Holt, Robert Smithson, Michelle Stuart, and James Turrell. A panel of scholars, curators, collectors, an artist, and a conservator explores related challenges of installation, maintenance, preservation, and ultimate stewardship. Virginia Dwan, Suzaan Boettger, Jarl Mohn, Jessica Morgan, Leonard Riggio, and Michelle Stuart are among the participants. Sponsorship from the Robert H. Smith Family Foundation and Northern Trust has made this event possible.

Tickets required. $30 (Students, The Frick Collection Members, and Dia Foundation Members $20)

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Robert Smithson, Spiral Jetty, 1970. © Holt/Smithson Foundation and Dia Art Foundation/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Photo: George Steinmetz, courtesy Dia Art Foundation, New York.