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Benefit for the University Art Museum

January 23, 2013

The documentary 'Cavatori' takes you into the Carrara marble quarry of Italy where men make their living fracturing huge pieces of marble away from the mountains. The stone cutters seem to work in perfect harmony with their environment, standing on the precipice of fissures, sliding down the steep face of the marble, narrowly dodging the buckets on huge bulldozers.

The Carrara marble quarry in Italy. The marble has been quarried since Roman times -- the Pantheon in Rome is constructed of it and it was Michelangelo's favorite medium for his sculptures.Friday, January 25
7-8 p.m.
Griffin Concert Hall
University Center for the Arts

The quarrymen of Carrara

The program will begin at 7 p.m. in the Griffin Concert Hall for an exclusive showing of the documentary film, Cavatori - a film about the quarrymen of Carrara, Italy - and a talk-back with filmmaker William Wylie.

The Carrara marble quarry, west-northwest of Florence, Italy, is notable for its white or blue-grey marble.

The evening will continue at 7:45 p.m. in the University Art Museum for exhibition previews, silent auction, and a vibrant party with wines, craft beer, and delicious appetizers.

Cost is $50 per person.


Register for the Visualize event only (7-9 p.m.) 

In addition to the main event please join us for a pre-event reception featuring a special tour of the exhibition, Modern Metal: Functional Design for Life, by Kirkland Museum Director Hugh Grant.

Register for the VIP registration (6-7 p.m.) and the Visualize event (7-9 p.m.)

If you have questions about this event, please contact the Office of CSU Events at
(877) 498-7787 or

Contact: Jen Welding
Phone: (877) 498-7787