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Anderson Ranch releases 50th anniversary week events

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Carrie Mae Weems
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Anderson Ranch 50th Anniversary Celebration Week events

July 18: Open studio session with sculptor Tom Sachs

July 19: Lecture by Fred Tomaselli and Tom Burckhardt

July 19-21: “Race, Gender and Class: Social Justice Through the Lens of Contemporary Art,” symposium with Rick Lowe and Andrea Bowers

July 21: 50th Anniversary Recognition Dinner, honoring National Artists Award recipient Carrie Mae Weems and Service to the Arts winners Domenico and Eleanore De Sole

Anderson Ranch Arts Center will host an open-studio session with sculptor Tom Sachs, a lecture by painters Fred Tomaselli and Tom Burckhardt and will release a 50th anniversary print created on site by Simon Haas during its 50th anniversary celebration week from July 17 to 22.

The Snowmass Village nonprofit recently announced the other events for its anniversary week, which come in addition to a benefit dinner honoring its National Artist Award recipient Carrie Mae Weems and Service to the Arts award winners Domenico and Eleanore De Sole.

“The whole summer is wrapped with a golden bow, and within the summer is a very special week, which is our 50th anniversary week,” said Anderson Ranch Executive Director Nancy Wilhelms. “It contains something for everyone.”

Additional special events will include a symposium titled “Race, Gender and Class: Social Justice Through the Lens of Contemporary Art,” hosted jointly with the Aspen Institute Society of Fellows June 19 to 21. It will be moderated by MacArthur fellow, artist and community organizer Rick Lowe and activist artist Andrea Bowers.

Sachs and artist Tom Healy also will present a special workshop on the cultural significance of contemporary art-making July 13 and 14.

Anderson Ranch regular Enrique Martinez Celaya will also offer a mini-workshop called “Alternatives” on July 2 about the role of art in contemporary society.

Visiting artists for the summer include Catherine Opie, the Haas brothers and James Casebeer. Guest faculty will teach more than 150 workshops over the course of the summer season.

Yet to be announced is the Ranch’s lineup for its annual Summer Series talks, which in recent years has brought world-renowned artists to campus for free lectures that are open to the public.


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