Chazen Art Museum
TO: Media representatives
FROM: Kirsten Pires, Chazen Museum of Art, 608-890-4469, [email protected]
A monumental bronze sculpture depicting a skull will be permanently installed in front of the Chazen Museum of Art at 750 University Ave. on Tuesday, May 13.
The sculpture, titled “Ancient Fishing” is part of an exhibition featuring 67 works that are a gift to the museum from the artist Jim Dine, all on the theme of the iconic human skull. Dines is one of the most recognizable and prolific American artists.
The sculpture, which weighs approximately 1,500 pounds and is six-feet tall and six- feet square at the base, will be delivered to the University Avenue site in the morning on May 13 (call ahead for more information about a specific time). The artist will be on hand to supervise unloading and installation of the sculpture.
Once the sculpture is placed and secured on the concrete pad near the University Avenue entrance to the new Chazen building, the artist and his assistant will apply a wax patina to the cast-bronze piece.
Tuesday, May 13:
Morning, likely between 9 a.m. and noon
– Reynolds Transfer will deliver the sculpture by truck
– Artist Jim Dine, his assistant Jason Treffry, along with Chazen Museum of Art preparators, will unload and place the sculpture
– Treffry and Dine will apply a wax finish to the sculpture
Thursday, May 15:
5 p.m.: Ceremonial unveiling of “Ancient Fishing,” 750 University Ave.
5:30 p.m.: A Conversation with Jim Dine, Chazen Auditorum (and live webcast)
6:30-8 p.m.: Reception with refreshments, cash bar and live music, Chazen Museum of Art lobby
May 16-Aug. 17 exhibit:
“I knew him.” Jim Dine Skulls, 1982-2000, on view in the Pleasant T. Rowland Galleries