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July 24, 2012
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James Casebere to lecture at Anderson Ranch July 26

SNOWMASS VILLAGE - James Casebere will present a lecture on his work and the inspiration behind it on Thursday, July 26 at 12:30 pm in Schermer Meeting Hall on the Anderson Ranch campus. The lecture is part of the arts center's Featured Artist Lecture Series.

Covering themes such as suburbia, the myth of the American West, prisons, architectural structures, slave factories and mosques, Casebere's work offers an illusion of scale and reality within a constructed form, according to a statement from Anderson Ranch. For the past 30 years he has built meticulous small models of architecture and photographed them in his studio so that they appear life-size.

His work has been collected by museums worldwide, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Los Angeles County Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, among many others.

The Featured Artist Lecture Series is free and open to the public; reservations are required. To reserve seats email or call 970-923-3181.

There are five events left in the series, which runs throughout the summer. The remaining lectures are:

Thursday, July 26 - James Casebere, 12:30 pm

Thursday, Aug. 2 - Rashid Johnson, 12:30 pm

Tuesday, Aug. 7 - Tom Sachs, 5 pm

Thursday, Aug. 9 - Nick Cave, 12:30 pm

Thursday, Aug. 23 - Jessica Stockholder, 12:30 pm

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