ART21: Art in the Twenty-First Century
Four Films on Contemporary Artists
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 21, 7:30 pm: "Legacy"
Why do we break with some traditions and perpetuate others? Artists in this episode use life experiences and family heritage to explore new aesthetic terrain.
Tania Bruguera explores the relationship between art, activism, and social change, staging participatory events and interactions that build on her own observations, experiences, and understanding of the politics of repression and control. Her work advances the concept of arte útil, according to which art can be used as a tool for social and political empowerment. Abraham Cruzvillegas works in his Mexico City studio and at exhibitions in Paris and Minneapolis to assemble sculptures and installations from found objects and disparate materials, through which he explores the effects of improvisation, transformation, and decay. His experiments with video, performance, family archives, and academic research reveal the deep connection between his identity, born of the harsh realities of his family’s life in Mexico, and his artistic practice. Inspired by the teachings of Laotzi, by the modern artist Brancusi, and by formative experiences with his family in Germany and India, Wolfgang Laib’s sculptures seem to connect the past and present, the ephemeral and eternal. His attention to human scale, duration of time, and his choice of materials give his works the power to transport us to unexpected realms of memory, sensory pleasure, and contemplation.
Panelists for this film will be John Babineau, Photographer, South Yarmouth; Betsy Doriss, First Oboe, Cape Cod Symphony; Betty Fuller, Artist / Art Educator, Falmouth; and Kate Sidwell, Painter / Printmaker, Brewster.
Image: Abraham Cruzvillegas, "La Polar"
Family Holiday Event
Saturday, November 29, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Admission: $5.00 per child; Adults: free- must be accompanied by a child!
Limited spaces; Pre-registration required. Click here to register online, or call 508-385-4477 ext 20
Bring the family to the Cape Cod Museum of Art! Children can visit Santa, enjoy making a gift, see Marcus the Magician, have Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, and listen to live holiday music by Doc Raylove!
Ben & Jerry's, Geoffrey Cambal, Doc Raylove, Charles Moore Arena, Sarah Murray Photography, Village Florist
Don't miss the Holiday Sales in the Museum Shop!
November 28, 29, 30 - 10% off everything (minimum purchase of $10)
December 7 - 13 - Everything off 10% (minimum purchase of $10)
Sunday, December 14: As part of the Annual Dennis Stroll, the Museum Shop offers 20% off everything in the store!
ALSO, for the whole month of December, every purchase of $10 gets you a ticket for a New Year's Drawing, held on Saturday, January 10, 2015.
- 1 year Dual Membership to the Museum ($85 value)
- 1 year Individual Membership to the Museum ($50 value)
- 10% discount on 2015 Museum classes
- 10% discount in the Museum Shop in 2015
- Selected items donated by artists for this Drawing
Trip to the Peabody Essex Museum on April 16
April 16, 2015
Join us in the Spring for a trip to the Peabody Essex Museum, including a docent tour of a special exhibition, "Audacious: The Fine Art of Wood from the Montalto Bohlen Collection" - Rendered by lathe and carving tools, common and exotic woods are transformed into nearly 100 complex sculptural forms with alluring surfaces and textures. Massachusetts collectors Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen have assembled this premier collection of contemporary wood art that is international in scope and diverse in form. Experience the beauty, sensuality and sculptural qualities of wood.
Image: David Ellensworth, wooden bowl
There will also be a special tour of the acclaimed Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese House, home to the Huang family for over 200 years.
Check back soon 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
December 5, 1 pm
A hands-on, art-making activity for those with memory loss and their caregivers, The Artist Within provides a warm, caring environment in which to create art. Experienced art instructor Jennifer Stratton will lead these classes once a month at the Museum, where participants can enjoy an hour od creative expression. Classes are free, but please register so the instructor can properly prepare for that session. Call 508-385-4477 ext 15.
The Sidwell Family Charitable Fund has contributed additional funding for the Art & Alzheimer’s programs.