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Screen | Heather Lyon | MILK, ROLL, WRAP

September 25, 2017 - February 14, 2018

A sculptor who works with unlikely materials, ranging from rebar to sequins to milk, Heather Lyon’s (b. 1975) most recent work includes task-based performance videos, which question interpersonal relationships and the ways we negotiate longing, loss, desire, power and vulnerability. MILK was created during a residency at Pinea Linea de Costa in the southern coastal town of Rota, Spain. Lyon is seated in a tower once belonging to a nunnery that was the only built structure remaining after a Tsunami devastated the town in…

Materiality | The Matter of Matter | Gallery I

November 11, 2017 - February 11, 2018

  You begin with the possibilities of the material. –Robert Rauschenberg The question of how and why an artist uses materials has long been a topic of consideration in art history. Today, many artists are looking to this question and seeking to find a balance between what they use to make work and the concepts behind them. Providing agency to the materials themselves, artists are looking at materials as a means of communication, whether they are expanding on traditional media…

Materiality | The Matter of Matter | Gallery II

November 11, 2017 - February 11, 2018

  You begin with the possibilities of the material. –Robert Rauschenberg The question of how and why an artist uses materials has long been a topic of consideration in art history. Today, many artists are looking to this question and seeking to find a balance between what they use to make work and the concepts behind them. Providing agency to the materials themselves, artists are looking at materials as a means of communication, whether they are expanding on traditional media…

Materiality | The Matter of Matter | Gallery III

November 11, 2017 - February 11, 2018

  You begin with the possibilities of the material. –Robert Rauschenberg The question of how and why an artist uses materials has long been a topic of consideration in art history. Today, many artists are looking to this question and seeking to find a balance between what they use to make work and the concepts behind them. Providing agency to the materials themselves, artists are looking at materials as a means of communication, whether they are expanding on traditional media…

Sunday Salon | Materiality III

December 17 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday, December 17, 3-5pm Free to CMCA members; others with admission Join us for a talk with artists Stephanie Cardon, Lisa Kellner, Loretta Park and Emilie Stark-Menneg discussing their work in the exhibition Materiality | The Matter of Matter. Stay after the talk for further conversation and refreshments. Stephanie Cardon (Cushing, ME + Roslindale, MA) combines and contrasts materials and colors in her work that commonly belong to the realm of construction and infrastructure; concrete, wire or debris-netting mix with stereotypically feminine…

ArtLab for All Ages | January

January 6, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday, January 6 | 2-4p FREE and open to all A MATTER OF SHADOWS Construct and play with plastics, velcro, wire, beads, papers, and mixed-media materials to assemble objects that will cast intricate and bold shadows. Exploring light and shadow with lamps and phone flashlights, makers of all ages will find ways to manipulate shadows as a dynamic stand-alone medium.

Art for Us | Session One

January 7, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sunday, January 7, 2 pm, Farnsworth auditorium | Snow date - Monday, January 8, 2pm $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…

Art for Us | Session Two

January 14, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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…

Art for Us | Session Three

January 21, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sunday, January 21, 2 pm, CMCA | Snow date - Monday, January 22, 2pm $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…

Art for Us | Session Four

January 28, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sunday, January 28, 2 pm, CMCA | Snow date - Monday, January 29, 2pm $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.…

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