Sunday, January 14, 2 pm, Farnsworth | Snow date – January 15, 2 pm
$30 Farnsworth and CMCA members; $36 Non-members – Full Series
$10 Farnsworth and CMCA members; $12 Non-members – Per Session
CMCA and the Farnsworth Art Museum are co-presenting “Art for Us,” a four-part discussion series led by Museum Educator Roger Dell during the month of January 2018. Presented over four consecutive Sundays, January 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 2pm, participants will discuss important questions concerning contemporary art and its historical context. Each session’s theme will be introduced by a brief slide presentation by Dell, followed by an open and engaging conversation. Take-home readings will be provided at each session to follow up on ideas and prepare for the next session.
Session Two | What is the Role of the Art World?
The world of art is so much more than the discrete, stand–alone objects we call art. These objects are created by a single artist (or sometimes an artist collective); however, as soon as these objects leave the studio and are encountered by viewers, people in the gallery and museum worlds, their reception becomes unpredictable – and truly exciting! This session will explore the role of the viewer and the many people who show and purchase art, and who consequently close the circle, helping determine what the work of art really is, what it means, and how it is viewed and used. We will also look at our personal roles when it comes to the experience of art.
Presenter and discussion facilitator Roger Dell has taught art history, art appreciation, arts education, and the history of art museums from Hawaii to Maine, including the University of Maine, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and the Harvard Extension School. He is the former Director of Education at the Farnsworth Art Museum.