Free Tuesday Program

Tuesday, January 03, 2006
Chuck Close: A Portrait in Progress

Date + Time

Tuesday, January 03, 2006
11:00 a.m. - noon


Phyllis Wattis Theater


By Marion Cajori, 1997, 57 min.

Since 1969, when Close's first series of black-and-white portraits was exhibited, his paintings have fascinated the public. Working from Polaroid photographs, Close paints colossal images of his family, friends, fellow artists, and himself, operating on the edge between abstraction and representation. Chuck Close: A Portrait in Progress traces the artist's evolution and follows Close into the contemporary art community of New York for encounters with Philip Glass, Alex Katz, and Kiki Smith.

Admission + Ticketing

Museum and program admission are free.