ART21: Art in the Twenty-First Century
Four Films on Contemporary Artists
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.
December 5, 7:30 pm: "Fiction"
What makes a compelling story? How do artists disrupt everyday reality in the service of revealing subtler truths? This episode features artists who explore the virtues of ambiguity, mix genres, and merge aesthetic disciplines to discern not simply what stories mean, but how and why they come to have meaning.
In multichannel video installations, Omer Fast blurs the boundaries between documentary, dramatization, and fantasy, frequently generating viewers’ confusion. Fast plays with our assumptions about identity and the structure of dramatic narrative, revealing shades of meaning as stories are told, retold, and mythologized.
Katharina Grosse creates wildly colorful sculptural environments and paintings that unite the fluid perception of landscape with the ordered hierarchy of painting. Her work is a material record—a story—and, perhaps, an inscription of her thoughts. Or, perhaps, it’s an illusion.
Working in performance, video, installation, sculpture, and drawing, Joan Jonas finds inspiration in mythic stories, investing texts from the past with the politics of the present. By wearing masks and drawing while performing on stage, Jonas disrupts the conventions of theatrical storytelling to emphasize potent symbols and critical self-awareness.
Panelists for this film will be Robert Henry, Artist, Wellfleet; Lauren Wolk, Artist / Writer, Associate Director of the Cultural Center of Cape Cod; and Britt Beedenbender, Philanthropic Adviser, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Osterville.
Image: "Cincy," 2006
Acrylic on wall, floor, glass, styrofoam, and soil; 28 x 24¼ x 38¾ feet
Installation view: Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Photo: Tony Walsh. Courtesy the artist
© Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn
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 a 2015 Museum Class or Workshop
- 10% discount in the Museum Shop for 6 months, begininng the day of first purchase in 2015
- A beautiful pair of gold-filled ear hooks with fresh-water pearls by Gregg Harper
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
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.