Spencer Museum gets Turrell piece

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas has received a donation of a work by artist James Turrell.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/1lIeBdW ) that University of Kansas alumnus Mark Booth and his wife, Lauren, have donated the work “Gard Blue” to the museum. The piece has been the centerpiece of the Spencer’s nine-month exhibition “James Turrell: Gard Blue.”

The piece, created by Turrell in 1968, is a projection of blue light in a large, box-like room constructed for the display. Mark Booth called “Gard Blue” ”an early important work in the career of an artist who’s widely considered one of the great artists of the last 50 years.”

Museum director Saralyn Reece Hardy says she was deeply honored by the gift.


Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com

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