“Rocky Mountain High: Daniel Libeskind’s Denver Art Museum” Presented by DAM Deputy Director on March 1 at the Clark

For Immediate Release

February 20, 2007

Timothy J. Standring, deputy director of the Denver Art Museum, will discuss how the Denver community took up the challenge—and intentionally so—of hiring and eventually collaborating with what was then a virtually unknown architectural theorist, Daniel Libeskind, to undertake the design of a major museum expansion project, now known as the Frederic C. Hamilton Building. Libeskind has since been selected to design the master plan for the World Trade Center site. This free lecture, “Rocky Mountain High: Daniel Libeskind's Denver Art Museum,” will take place on Thursday, March 1 at 5:30 pm at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute.

Learn how Libeskind embraced the vision of the New West by turning a simple expansion project into a great urban space in Denver; how the museum's staff devised truly complementary installations in Libeskind's unorthodox but creative gallery spaces, and how the community at large continues to take delight in one of the great destination museum buildings of the 21st century.

In 2003, Libeskind’s “Memory Foundations” was selected as the master plan for the World Trade Center site. This project, currently underway, involves the construction of a powerful skyline for Lower Manhattan. In addition to the iconic Freedom Tower, four more towers will complement the dramatic rebuilding of the site, which reasserts life and hope.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm (daily in July and August). Admission is free November through May. Admission June 1 through October 31 is $12.50 for adults, free for children 18 and younger, members, and students with valid ID. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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