Pensacola, Florida
Friday May 25th 2018


Surround Yourself With Christo

By Kate Peterson

Internationally known visual artist Christo is coming to Pensacola. Best known for monumental work integrating fabric into various landscapes to alter human experience, Christo worked in partnership with his wife, Jeanne-Claude, until she passed away in the fall of 2009. He is continuing to pursue the works they deemed important enough to see to fruition.

Pensacola is celebrating the visit of this distinguished artist by hosting a number of events. Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Prints and Objects will be on display January 24 through March 25 at the Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts on the Pensacola State College campus. The exhibition is a retrospective of original works, including 130 original, numbered prints and objects by Christo, and photos by Wolfgang Volz of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s work together.

WHEN: Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Monday, January 24-Friday, March 25
WHERE: Pensacola State College, Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts, 1000 College Boulevard, Building 15.
COST: Free to the public

Slide Lecture
WHEN: 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 12
WHERE: Saenger Theater, 118 S. Palafox
COST: VIP tickets are available for $100. VIP tickets include entry into VIP reception and book signing with Christo immediately following lecture, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Standard tickets for slide lecture only are also available.
For more information and to purchase VIP tickets contact: Pensacola State College Foundation, 850.484.1560 or 850.484.1788 or email:

Proceeds benefit Pensacola State College Visual Arts programs. Christo does not receive any income from the sale of lecture tickets.