Anderson Ranch announces 2016 summer series lineup

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Artist twins Simon and Nikolai Haas will speak at Anderson Ranch on Aug. 11.
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Anderson Ranch 2016 Featured Artists and Conversations

July 7, 12:30 p.m. Titus Kaphar

July 12, 12:30 p.m. Thomas Houseago

July 14, 12:30 p.m. Jerry Saltz, Senior Art Critic, New York Magazine

July 20, 12:30 p.m. Conversation with Eleanore and Domenico De Sole, moderated by Nancy Magoon

July 21, 12:30 p.m. Carrie Mae Weems

July 28, 12:30 p.m. Liza Lou

Aug. 2, 4 p.m. Ann Philbin, director of the Hammer Museum, in conversation with Charles Ray

Aug. 4, 12:30 p.m. Alex Prager

Aug. 11: The Haas Brothers

All events held in Schermer Hall on the Anderson Ranch Arts Center campus. Admission is free, reservations required. Online registration opens at on Tuesday, May 10.

Anderson Ranch Arts Center announced the acclaimed artists that will make their way to Snowmass Village this summer for the nonprofit’s six-week Featured Artists and Conversations Series.

The lineup for the free talks includes the Haas Brothers (Aug. 11), Thomas Houseago (July 12), Titus Kaphar (July 7), Liza Lou (July 28), Alex Prager (Aug. 4), Charles Ray (Aug. 2) and the Ranch’s 2016 National Artist Award winner Carrie Mae Weems (July 21). Additional guests include New York magazine’s art critic Jerry Saltz, who will give a talk July 14 and Hammer Museum director Ann Philbin, who will interview Ray at the Aug. 2 event.

Eleanore and Domenico De Sole, recipients of the Ranch’s annual Service to the Arts Award, will be in conversation with art collector Nancy Magoon on July 20.

The ranch is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. These free talks come in addition to the previously announced anniversary week events running July 17 to 22.

“We bring exciting artists, critics and collectors to Anderson Ranch to share ideas with our audiences and the art world at large,” Anderson Ranch Executive Director Nancy Wilhelms said in the announcement. “Our commitment to stimulating creative dialogue focused on contemporary art and art making is deeply rooted in our heritage. This incredible lineup continues this legacy, during an action-packed 50th anniversary year.”

The annual series explores the work of world-renowned artists and curators in both lecture and Q&A formats. Artist participants in recent years have included Marina Abramovi, Holland Cotter, Theaster Gates, Rashid Johnson, Anne Pasternak, Laurie Simmons, Frank Stella, Mickalene Thomas, Hank Willis Thomas, Bill Viola and Kara Walker.

All of the events are free, though a reservation is required. Online registration opens at on May 10.


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