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Parrish Art Museum's Rackstraw Downes: exhibition events update


Rackstraw Downes, Beehive Yard on the Road between Presidio and Ruidosa, TX, 2005
Courtesy the Artist and Betty Cuningham Gallery, New York

Rackstraw Downes, Photo by Ginger Propper

The Rackstraw Downes: Onsite Paintings, 1972–2008 June 20–August 8, 2010, curated by Klaus Ottmann,Robert Lehman Adjunct Curator, Parrish Art Museum, continues with the addition of special programs and events.

Special programs and events for Rackstraw Downes Onsite Paintings 1972-2008

Special Lecture by Rackstraw Downes: “Turning the Head in Empirical Space,” Saturday, July 17, 6 pm

"Rackstraw Downes gives a refreshingly direct, firsthand account of his working method, discussing his approach, the panorama, and the nature of perspective within the context of Renaissance and post-Renaissance modes of painting.
Parrish Members free|$10 Nonmembers."

Parrish Members Invited to Opening at Aldrich Museum

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT, Sunday, June 27, 2:30 to 5:30 pm

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut, invites Parrish Members to the opening reception for Rackstraw Downes: Under the Westside Highway. The project will feature the artist's completed painting Under the Westside Highway at 145th Street: The North River Water Pollution Control Plant along with the preliminary pencil drawings, subsequent oil sketches, and many months of detailed journal entries.

Special Film Screening of It Don't Pay to be an Honest Citizen

It Don't Pay to be an Honest Citizen, Friday, July 16, 8 pm

It Don't Pay to be an Honest Citizen (1984). Directed by Jacob Burckhardt. 84 minutes. Rackstraw Downes plays an angry lunch counter proprietor in this eccentric film about a mugging in Red Hook, Brooklyn, before its gentrification. William Burroughs plays a Mafia don, Allen Ginsburg portrays a lawyer, and Vincent D'Onofrio plays a mugger in only his second film appearance.
Parrish Members $5|$7 Nonmembers

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