|Museum lecture canceled|
Due to personal matters, sculptor Siah Armajani will not be available for the Elaine McKenzie Memorial Lecture from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 25. The lecture and reception will be rescheduled for a later date.
Armajani is one of six artists in the Museum’s current exhibition Artists and War. His sculpture Fallujah echoes the themes and images of Picasso’s Guernica. Picasso was inspired by the Nazi German bombing of Gernika on April 26, 1937, just as Armajani made Fallujah in response to the April 28, 2003 beginning of combat in the city of Fallujah, Iraq. Fallujah was unveiled in April 2007 at the Artium de Alava in Vitoria, Spain, three miles from the village of Guernica, before returning to the States. The Lannan Foundation has purchased Fallujah and has loaned it for the exhibition.
-- Brian Lofthus, Assistant to the Director, North Dakota Museum of Art, email@example.com, 777-4195