Sunday, May 6, 3-5pm
CMCA Members free, others with admission
Join us for a Sunday Salon featuring artist John Moore in conversation with Christopher Crosman, former Director, Farnsworth Art Museum and founding Chief Curator, Crystal Bridges Museum of Art. Stay afterwards for refreshments and further conversation.
In his essay for the catalog accompanying the exhibition Resonance | John Moore, Crosman describes Moore’s paintings as “adamantly apolitical, recording spaces that are at once remote and vaguely familiar, fragmented and whole, distanced from current events as much as from past history.”
John Moore (b. 1941; St. Louis, MO) received his BFA from Washington University and his MFA from Yale. His work is in many museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Chicago Art Institute, the Yale Art Gallery, the Colby College Museum of Art, and the Portland Museum of Art, among others. He has taught at the Tyler School of Art, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the University of California, Berkley, Boston University, and the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Belfast, Maine.
Christopher Crosman is the former director of the Farnsworth Art Museum, where he served for 18 years, and the founding chief curator of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. He has written extensively about American art and artists, including serving as Editor and Principal Essayist for Celebrating the American Spirit, the inaugural publication of the collection of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and author of Islands for Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect. Other recent publications include catalogue essays on the work of Will Barnet, Anne Arnold, Lois Dodd, and John Walker.