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The controversial and internationally renowned artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude will speak at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, at Lafayette College’s Williams Center for the Arts.

An exhibition of their drawings, maps, and photographs of two proposed projects — Over the River: Project for the Arkansas River, Colorado and The Gates: Project for Central Park, New York City – has been on display in the Williams Center gallery since February 14. The exhibit will run through March 26.

The lecture is open to the public free of charge. The artists will discuss the projects featured in the Lafayette exhibit and their most recent project, Wrapped Trees, Fondation Beyeler and Berower Park, Riehen, Switzerland, 1997-98. A reception for the artists will follow.

Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m., and a half-hour before Williams Center performances. The gallery will be closed during the College’s spring break, March 12-19.

For more information, call 610-330-5361.

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