Christo and Jeanne Claude: The Tom Golden Collection
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In 2001, Tom Golden donated his collection of works by renowned artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude to the Sonoma County Museum. Golden’s personal and professional relationship with the artists began when he met them during the 1974 public hearings for their project Running Fence,Sonoma and Marin counties, California, 1972-1976. Golden went on to manage or assist with a number of the artists' large scale projects including The Umbrellas, Joint Project for Japan and the USA, 1984-1991 and, more recently, the as yet unrealized Over the River, Project for the Arkansas River. Actively engaged with the art he so loved for nearly 30 years, Golden passed away at his home in late 2002. Tom Golden’s remarkable collection reflects his friendship with and admiration of Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Over 100 original drawings, sculptures, collages and photographs trace their impressive careers.