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Volanic Ash May Limit Attendees for Artist Jeanne-Claude’s Memorial

20 April 2010 5:00 PM, PDT | Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal | See recent Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal news »

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A crowd of 2,100 is expected for the artist Jeanne-Claude’s invite-only memorial service on Monday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. But if a new cloud of volcanic ash heads toward Europe, that crowd may be slightly smaller.

“I do think maybe some of the Europeans will have trouble getting here,” said Elizabeth Broun, director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, who will speak at the service. “They would otherwise have shown up in droves.”

Jeanne-Claude, who died Nov. 18 in New York City at age 74 after suffering a brain aneurysm, was known for monumental works of public art created with her husband Christo. In 2005, they transformed Central Park with “The Gates,” a series of 7,503 orange nylon panels erected for 16 days. In 1995, they wrapped the Reichstag, the seat of the German Parliament in Berlin, in silvery fabric.

The service for Jeanne-Claude will include eight speakers –- »

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