Wed, Aug 31|
Cape Cod Museum of Art
Exploring Jack Coughlin's Themes and Variations, A talk by Maura Coughlin, Guest Curator
Join guest curator, Maura Coughlin PhD, for an illustrated slide talk tracing the artist's work from the 1950s to the present. August 31 from 4pm - 5pm
Time & Location
Aug 31, 2022, 4:00 PM
Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Ln, Dennis, MA 02638, USA
Exploring Jack Coughlin's Themes and Variations, an illustrated slide talk
by Maura Coughlin, PhD
Wednesday, August 31, 4pm - 5pm
Docents $8 / Members $10 / Non-Members $12
This hour long talk by Jack Coughlin’s daughter, Maura Coughlin (Professor of Art History at Northeastern University) traces a history of his work from the 1950s to the present. She is the curator of the Cape Cod Museum of Art’s exhibition of her father’s work that draws from the family’s collection of his prints and unique works.
Using his retrospective as a baseline, Jack Coughlin’s engagement with artists and literary figures of the past will be discussed in an illustrated slide talk. From mid-century illustration work to decades-long investigation of printmaking techniques, drawing and sculpture, Coughlin’s exploration of themes such as animals, portraiture, the human figure and the grotesque will be explored.
Jack Coughlin: Themes and Variations is a retrospective exhibition at CCMOA that looks closely at over 60 years of Jack Coughlin’s artwork across various mediums. In drawing, printmaking, watercolor and sculpture, Coughlin has returned to several themes that are treated in depth in this show: portraiture, animals, the human figure, and states of metamorphosis and the grotesque. This exhibition draws from works in the Coughlin family’s collection and was curated by his daughter, Maura Coughlin. Exhibition dates: August 10 - November 6, 2022.
Maura Coughlin is the daughter of Jack Coughlin and Joan Hopkins Coughlin. She holds a PhD in the History of Art from New York University and is Teaching Professor in the Department of Art + Design at Northeastern University in Boston. Her recent research and publications concern French Atlantic visual culture, coastal ecologies and the rise of marine sciences in France. She lives year-round in Eastham and at present is co-curating an exhibition, called “A singularly marine & fabulous produce: the Cultures of seaweed,” for the summer of 2023 at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.
Cancellation policy: CCMoA must be notified 1 week prior for refund.
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