Chuck Close Philip Glass 40 Years
On the occasion of the Met premiere of Glass’s Satyagraha
March 17, 2008 – May 17, 2008
The exhibition Chuck Close Philip Glass 40 Years featured 18 portraits of composer Philip Glass created by Chuck Close between 1968 and 2008. Over the last 40 years, Close has created more than 100 different studies of Glass, in many different mediums. The exhibition was tied to the Met premiere of Glass’s Satyagraha, an opera about Gandhi’s formative years in South Africa. Gallery visitors were also able to hear Philip Glass’s Musical Portrait of Chuck Close during the exhibition, a 15-minute piece for solo piano that premiered at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in 2005.