On Friday, November 10, 2011, The artist Christo gave two original collages from his upcoming "Over The River" project to the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Christo visited the museum with Secretary Salazar to announce the gift.
Earlier in the week, the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management approved his "Over The River" installation. Christo plans to suspend silvery fabric panels for 5.9 miles above the Arkansas River in southern Colorado.
The artist Christo gives Secretary Salazar his original collages from his upcoming "Over the River Collage" project at the National Gallery of Art. Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
From left to right, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and other key officials attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony to highlight ongoing efforts to restore the watershed and improve public access to the Anacostia River. Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications