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Lectures
Lectures and Book Signings
Introduction to the Exhibition—Rachel Whiteread

September 16 at 2:00
East Building Auditorium
Molly Donovan, curator of art, 1975–present, department of modern art, National Gallery of Art

Rachel Whiteread, the first comprehensive survey of this British sculptor’s 30-year career, features drawings, photographs, architecture-scaled sculptures, archival materials, documentary materials on public projects, and several new works on view for the first time. In this introductory lecture, Molly Donovan explains how Whiteread’s sculptures memorialize everyday objects, domestic interiors, and public spaces. Donovan also shares the ways in which Whiteread has effectively recast the memories of these locations and objects to chart the seismic changes in how we live, from the late 20th century and into the 21st. The exhibition is on view through January 13, 2019.

A signing of the exhibition catalog follows.

Below please find audio and video recordings of presentations by Rachel Whiteread at the National Gallery of Art:
Diamonstein-Spielvogel Lecture Series: Rachel Whiteread (October 12, 2008)
Rachel Whiteread: "Ghost" (October 12, 2008)

Rachel Whiteread, Ghost, 1990

Rachel Whiteread, Ghost, 1990, plaster on steel frame, Gift of The Glenstone Foundation. © Rachel Whiteread

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Rachel Whiteread
September 16, 2018 – January 13, 2019
East Building Concourse Galleries

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