Baltimore couple funds art lecture, set at Hirshhorn

August 29, 1993|By John Dorsey

Marvin and Elayne Mordes, major Baltimore collectors of contemporary art, have endowed an annual lecture in contemporary art at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington.

The first lecture in the series will be at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 31. The inaugural lecturer will be Germano Celant, curator of contemporary art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Mr. Celant is known as a champion of Italy's Arte Povera movement in the late 1960s and has recently done work on such artists as Claes Oldenburg, Mario Merz and Rebecca Horn. He also curated a retrospective of the work of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, which recently toured Europe. He will speak on international contemporary art since 1968. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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