Olle Baertling special exhibition 2008

2008 Members Dinner and Olle Baertling Opening

On Friday, October 10, 2008 to coincide with the opening of the Olle Baertling exhibition, the Chinati Foundation will host a special dinner to benefit the museum, open exclusively to Chinati members. The dinner, catered by Shelley Hudson and Food Company of Dallas and accompanied by Swedish music performed by Paul and Daniel Dahlin, will be held at 7:00 PM in the Arena, with a preview of the Olle Baertling exhibition and a cocktail reception starting at 5:00 PM. Tickets are $300 per person and seating is limited.

For on-line reservations, please email membersdinner@chinati.org or call the Chinati Foundation office at 432 729 4362.

The Chinati Members Dinner is generously sponsored by Scion.

Olle Baertling: A Modern Classic

An Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture from 1952-1980

Opening: Saturday, October 11, 2008
Lecture: Saturday, October 11, 2008 2:00PM
Members Dinner and Preview: Friday, October 10, 2008

The Chinati Foundation is pleased to announce a special exhibition by Swedish painter Olle Baertling opening on Saturday, October 11, 2008. Baretling’s work is widely recognized in Scandinavia – in 2007-08 a major retrospective of his work was co-organized by the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo and the Moderna Museet in Stockholm – but in the U.S. it is largely unknown, even though Baertling exhibited widely here in the 1960s and ’70s. Olle Baertling: A Modern Classic, organized by Moderna Museet in collaboration with the Chinati Foundation, will include 30 paintings and one sculpture spanning Baertling’s career from the early 1950s to 1980 and will be the first solo exhibition of his work in the U.S. in almost forty years. It will remain on view at the museum in Marfa through May 2009.


Sergai 1962, oil on canvas, 36.25 x 76.75″

Rabibk Paris, 1956, oil on canvas, 37.4 x 76.75″


There will be a lecture on Olle Baertling by John Peter Nilsson, curator at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm, at the Am Vets building on Saturday, October 11 at 2:00PM.

On Friday, October 10, to coincide with the opening of the exhibition, Chinati will host a preview of the exhibition and a special dinner, open exclusively to Chinati members.

The Olle Baertling exhibition is presented with generous support from Moderna Museet and Caisa and Ake Skeppner.

All Chinati Foundation permanent installations and special exhibitions will be open free of charge for public viewing on Saturday, October 11 from 10:00AM to 5:00PM and Sunday, October 12 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM.