Wed, Oct 05|
Cape Cod Museum of Art
Modernist Movements in the Cape Cod Museum of Art Collection with Deborah Forman (10/05)
Register for this single class on Wednesday, October 5 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm.
Time & Location
Oct 05, 2022, 2:00 PM
Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Ln, Dennis, MA 02638, USA
The Museum School at the Cape Cod Museum of Art presents:
Modernist Movements in the Cape Cod Museum of Art Collection with Deborah Forman
October 5th - Drop-In Class $30 per class, per person
Register for the complete lecture series: Four Wednesdays, October 5 – October 26, 2022, from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, here.
The word "modern" in art calls up images that we associate with a groundbreaking approach. Certainly, Picasso comes to mind as does Kandinsky and, in general, abstraction. But in its time and place, the work of say social realist Reginald Marsh can also fit into that category. With that in mind, "Modernist Movements in the Cape Cod Museum of Art Collection" will explore 40 figurative and abstract artists, who are part of the museum's 2,000-piece collection, which has recently been digitalized for our viewing pleasure. We will be looking at the art within the context of the period and comparing and contrasting the different approaches, as well as exploring what is "modern" about the work.
This lecture series utilizes images from our recently digitized Permanent Collection. With unlimited digital access to each work in the collection, we can enhance education programs such as this and increase awareness of Cape Cod’s rich artistic history.
Deborah Forman is the author of five books: Perspectives on the Provincetown Art Colony, (2011); Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: Images of Land and Sea (2013); Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: People & Places (2014); Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: On Abstraction (2015); and Art from Cape Cod: Selections from the Cape Cod Museum of Art(2016), co-written with Edith Tonelli. All were published by Schiffer Books. She wrote the script, conducted the interviews, and worked on the filming for Art In Its Soul, an award-winning documentary on the history of the Provincetown art colony, aired on public television stations nationwide. Also, an artist, she is represented by Miller White Fine Arts in South Dennis. She studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Philadelphia Museum School of Art, and has a degree in journalism from Temple University. She has curated several shows at the museum and has taught courses at the museum, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, and Open University of Wellfleet.
October 12 / Single Class
October 12, 2022, from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm.