ART21: Art in the Twenty-First Century
Four Films on Contemporary Artists
October 24, November 7, November 21, December 5
Free and Open to the Public
Providing unique access to some of the most compelling artists of our time, ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 7 features a dozen artists from the United States, Europe, and Latin America, and transports viewers to artistic projects across the country and around the world. In locations as diverse as a Bronx public housing project, a military testing facility in the Nevada desert, a jazz festival in Sweden, and an activist neighborhood in Mexico, the artists reveal intimate and personal insights into their lives and creative processes. Each one-hour episode in Season 7 is organized around a theme that connects the artists: Investigation, Secrets, Legacy, and Fiction.
November 7, 7:30 pm: "Secrets"
How do artists Make the invisible visible? What hidden elements persist in their work? Is it the artist’s role to reveal them, or not? In this episode, artists share some of the secrets that are intrinsic in their work.
Elliott Hundley draws inspiration from many sources, including Greek tragedy, classical mythology, and Japanese woodblock prints, and his own family history. His intricately collaged paintings, teeming with humble materials and ephemera, are like palimpsets that simultaneously reveal and hide meaning. Trevor Paglen makes the invisible visible, documenting evidence of the American survelillance state of the 21st century. Concerned with the politics of perception, Paglen investigates the development of machines that see and the historical relationship between photography and military technology. Arlene Shechet is curious about the obscured origins of industrial objects, folding clues about production processes into her handcrafted ceramic sculptures. With their hollow interiors often hidden from view, Shechet’s sturdy clay vessels disguise their true nature through dazzling surface effects and the illusion of solidity.
Image: Elliott Hundley, "Anne as Hekabe"
Panelists for this film will be Helen Addison, owner of Addison Art Gallery in Orleans; Zehra Khan, Installation / Performance Artist, Provincetown; and André van der Wende, Artist / Arts Writer, Brewster.
Trip to Museum of Fine Arts Boston
November 20, 9:30 am - 5 pm
Members: $65 Non-members: $75 SOLD OUT!
The Cape Cod Museum of Art is offering a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston on November 20, 2014. Leaving CCMoA at 9:30 a.m. and returning by 5:00 p.m., we will be traveling by a comfortable motor coach.
The featured retrospective exhibition of Jamie Wyeth, the first in more than 30 years, presents a full range of Jamie Wyeth's work from his earliest paintings to his works of over of six decades, and examines his imaginative approach to painting. Remember to stop by the Museum to see our wonderful Jamie Wyeth - reinstalled - before you go!
Michael A. Giaquinto, Exhibitions Curator at CCMoA, will accompany us to the museum to enlighten us on the Jamie Wyeth exhibition.
Already seen Wyeth? Other special exhibitions on view include:
Goya: Order and Disorder
Shinique Smith: Bright Matter
Hollywood Glamour: Fashion and Jewelry from the Silver Screen
Playing with Paper: Japanese Toy Prints
Karsh Goes Hollywood: a galaxy of portraits of legendary stars by photographer Yousef Karsh
And their collections in the new Art of the Americas wing, plus their numerous permanent exhibitions throughout the museum!
Your trip includes transportation, admission to the MFA and a light snack on the return trip. We hope that you can join us on this exciting trip to the MFA! Seats are limited, so register soon!
Click on price above to register online, or call 508-385-4477 ext. 20.
Image: "Portrait of John F. Kennedy" by Jamie Wyeth
Join us in the Spring for a trip to the Peabody Essex Museum on April 16, including a docent tour of a special exhibition, "Audacious: The Fine Art of Wood from the Montalto Bohlen Collection" and a special tour of the acclaimed Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese House, home to the Huang family for over 200 years. Check back for further information!
Art & Alzheimer's Programs
Art & Conversation
November 21, 2 pm
December 19, 2 pm
Despite memory loss, the ability to respond to art and music can still be appreciated on an emotional level. And sometimes, art and music can act as gateways to past stories and memories. In fact, research shows that visual stimulation through art can help stimulate memory and enhance conversation among individuals who have dementia.
These Arts & Conversation programs, held at various art museums and musical venues across our region, invite people with memory impairment and their caregivers to bond with their peers through discussion and positive reinforcement. Participants engage not only with the art, but also with other members of the group. These groups are free and confidential allowing for freedom of self-expression and open conversation.
Our Museum Educators, trained in Visual Thinking Strategies, lead participants with memory-loss (and their caregivers) in a conversation about selected works of art.
Registration is required; please call 508-775-5656.
The Artist Within
Schedule will be announced soon.
The Sidwell Family Charitable Fund has contributed additional funding for the Art & Alzheimer’s programs.