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Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Tom Golden Collection

August 4 – October 22, 2017

About the Exhibition

It’s a wrap! This blockbuster exhibition chronicles the career of husband and wife artistic team, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, well known for projects such as The Gates (Central Park, NYC, 2005) and Running Fence (Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1976). The exhibition features extremely rare artworks that commemorate and celebrate the large scale environmental installations undertaken by Christo and Jeanne-Claude for more than forty years. The collection includes original drawings, sculptures, collages and photographs capturing the versatility, longevity and international scope of the duo’s extensive career. The exhibition was organized by the Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA. Exhibition Tour Management by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA. Pictured: The Umbrellas, Joint Project for Japan and USA, 1991, Blue, Japan.


Opening Reception
Friday, August 4
5-7 p.m.
Free with Admission

Be the first to see this landmark exhibition as well as the Award Winners XVII exhibition. Refreshments will be served. More information here.

Lecture: Art History in the Making
Saturday, August 26
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Free with Admission

The Biggs will host scholar Dr. Ellen Notar, who will address Christo’s installation work, Running Fence, in Sonoma and Marin Counties, California. The lecture will be complemented by a showing of a renowned documentary that chronicles this same work. Pre-registration recommended. Register here.

Lunchtime Lecture: Behind the Scenes Working with Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Thursday, October 12
12-12:40 p.m.
Free with Admission

Bring your own “bag lunch” and hear from Biggs Museum Executive Director Charles Guerin about his personal experiences working with Christo and Jeanne-Claude on several notable projects. Pre-registration recommended. Register here.