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CENTER FOR CURATORIAL STUDIES AT BARD COLLEGE OFFERS A FAMILY OPEN HOUSE ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6. Activities include tours of the acclaimed Christian Marclay exhibition that explores the relationships between music and art

Emily M. Darrow

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.-On Saturday, December 6, the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College will offer a family open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free, though reservations are requested, and refreshments will be offered.

"Christian Marclay is a treat for all manner of art enthusiasts . . . It might be the only fine arts museum experience in which you'll not have to encourage the kids to experience it fully. They'll love it, so don't hesitate to bring them," writes Richard Baim in the Independent. Families may take guided tours of this exhibition, which explores the relationship between music and art through the work of Marclay, an internationally acclaimed artist. A treasure hunt for children will also be featured. According to Holland Cotter of the New York Times, the exhibition Christian Marclay "is essentially a record of one artist's attempt to give a physical form to music, and create new music in the process."

Curated by Russell Ferguson, chief curator at the Hammer Museum, Christian Marclay comprises more than 80 remarkable artworks, from 1980 to the present, ranging from collage and sculpture to installation and video. Marclay's body of work reflects his interest in bridging the gulf between what we hear and what we see and exploring the connection between the two. Among the pieces are Recycled Records (1980-86), The Beatles (1989), Virtuoso (2000), Guitar Drag (2000), Video Quartet (2002), and a group of photographs on view for the first time. This diverse body of work brings together various disciplines-music, visual art, and performance-that establish Marclay as an artist who confidently spans the realms of music and contemporary art.

For further information or to R.s.v.p., call Lizzie Fisher at 845-758-7566 or e-mail

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This event was last updated on 12-09-2003