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ART TALK AT NSU ART MUSEUM FORT LAUDERDALE COLLECTORS ANDY AND CHRISTINE HALL WITH BONNIE CLEARWATER ON THE ART OF ANSELM KIEFER
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26

(Fort Lauderdale, FL) –In conjunction with the exhibition Regeneration Series: Anselm Kiefer from the Hall Collection, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale will host a discussion with collectors Andy and Christine Hall on Saturday, February 26 at 4:30 pm.  Andy and Christine Hall will be joined by NSU Art Museum Director and Chief Curator Bonnie Clearwater for this discussion focusing on the art of Anselm Kiefer and collecting.  The talk is presented by Sotheby’s and One Sotheby’s International Realty and is free with museum admission.To RSVP, call 954-262-0258 or email [email protected].


Andy and Christine Hall are among the world’s leading collectors of contemporary art. In 2007, they founded the Hall Art Foundation, which makes postwar and contemporary art works from its own collection and that of the Hall’s available for the education and enjoyment of the public.  Together, the two collections comprise one of the world’s largest groups of works by Anselm Kiefer, and contain some 5,000 works by hundreds of other important artists such as Richard Artschwager, Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Olafur Eliasson, Malcolm Morley, Ed Ruscha, Julian Schnabel and Andy Warhol.

The Hall Art Foundation operates a museum in Derneburg, near Hannover, Germany. Originally a fortified castle, the history of Schloss Derneburg stretches back almost one thousand years. For several centuries a monastery, then a residence for the Anglo-Hanoverian Munster family, since 1976 the current Schloss was the home and studio of artist, Georg Baselitz until its sale in 2006. Since then, and in cooperation with the Schloss Derneburg Museum gGmbH, the Schloss has been reunited with the adjacent domain and both have undergone extensive renovations to become a public museum space for the Hall Art Foundation.

The Hall Art Foundation also operates an exhibition space on a former dairy farm in Vermont to present a program of rotating, temporary exhibitions of contemporary art, and has an exhibition partnership with the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, in North Adams, Massachusetts, to present monumental outdoor sculpture, in addition to a long-term installation of sculpture and paintings by Anselm Kiefer. The Foundation also recently partnered with the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology in Oxford, England to present a series of exhibitions of contemporary and postwar art.

The Hall Art Foundation collaborates with other public institutions around the world to organize exhibitions and facilitate loans from its own collection and that of the Halls.

 Anselm Kiefer is among the best-known German artists working today. Regeneration Series: Anselm Kiefer from the Hall Collection, includes over 50 major artist books, paintings, sculptures and works on paper by the artist dating from the late 1960s to the present day. The exhibition is on view at NSU Art Museum through September 10, 2017 and is part of the museum’s Regeneration series of exhibitions that address issues of identity and convergence of history and mythology.

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