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June 16, 2005

Empire Runs Its Course

Secretary-at-Large in Venice

Visitors at the Venice Biennale were surprised to find only the columns and pediment remaining from the former American Pavilion. The Department has carried out the wishes of the Pavilion's founder, Walter L. Clark, who expressed in 1930 at the first opening: "if the United States government ever creates a Department of Art, the building will be turned over to the supervision of such a governmental department."

Now that we have executed "Empire Runs its Course" and reclaimed the American Pavilion, we have completed the first phase of our important task to transform it as the "Virtual Pavilion."

Follow the Situational Tour of the 51st Venice Biennale, reportage from the aesthetic edge.

Ciao Venezia!

Posted by the Secretary-at-Large at June 16, 2005 03:17 PM

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Posted by Secretary-at-Large at June 24, 2005 01:30 AM

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