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In the Tower: Theaster Gates
March 5 – September 4, 2017
East Building, Tower - Gallery 501

Overview: Over the past decade, American artist Theaster Gates (b. 1973) has explored the built environment and the power of art and culture to transform experience. For the second exhibition in the reopened East Building Tower 3 galleries, Gates will present a new body of work—The Minor Arts—featuring several pieces created for the Gallery. The installation will examine how discarded and ordinary objects, including the floor of a Chicago high school gym and the archives of Ebony magazine, acquire value through the stories we tell.

Passes: Admission is always free and passes are not required

Sponsor: Presented with support from the Tower Project of the National Gallery of Art.

Image: Theaster Gates, 2014, photo by Sarah Pooley, courtesy of the artist.

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