Lecture

Jeff Koons: Shine

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, in association with Qatar Museums, is pleased to host Jeff Koons.

Jeff Koons earned renown for his public scupltures, such as the monumental floral scuplture Puppy (1992), shown at Rockefeller Center and permanently installed at the Guggenheim Bilbao. Another floral sculpture, Split-Rocker (2000), previously installed at the Papal Palace in Avignon, Chateau de Versailles, and Fondation Beyeler in Basel, was most recently on view at Rockfeller Center in 2014.

Koons has received numerous awards and honors in recognition of this cultural achievements. Notably, Koons received the Governor's Awards for the Arts "Distinguished Arts Award"from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts; the "Golden Plate Award" from the Academy of Achievement; President Jacques Chirac promoted Koons to Officier de la Legion d'Honneur; and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton honored Koons with the State Department's Medal of the Arts for his outstanding commitment to the Art in Embassies Program and international cultural exchange.

Lecture Dates

14 Mar – 14 Mar 2016

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium