NC Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC, Offers Lunch and Lecture by Perry Hurt on El Anatsui – May 26, 2012

The NC Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC, will present a lunch and lecture by Perry Hurt entitled, El Anatsui: Adventures in Installation and Conservation, on Saturday, May 26, 2012, at 11am in the East Building Museum Auditorium. Fee is $23 for members or $28 for nonmembers.

El Anatsui, Group Photo, 1987, wood, dimensions variable, Photo courtesy October Gallery.

Perry Hurt, NCMA associate conservator, began researching conservation issues related to Anatsui’s work when the Museum commissioned a large (18 × 25 foot) metal wall sculpture for West Building. Hear about how Anatsui encourages owners of his art to customize the work by manipulating the folds and shape. Installation becomes a collaborative process, but it often results in broken wires, bent metal, and the loss of small parts. The discussion continues over a lunch catered by Iris, the Museum Restaurant. Registration and payment for the combined program required by 4pm on the Wednesday before the event.

For further info or to register call the Museum at 919/664-6795 or visit (

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