Jibade-Khalil Huffman is an artist working fluidly across poetry, video, photography, and installation. His video and photo works use found, archival material and contemporary ephemera to address slippage in memory and language, particular to race and visibility.
The LOCAL ECOLOGIES initiative presents contemporary, place-based art practices that bring our ecologies and land use histories into new focus. Panel discussion featuring curators Kirsten Swenson, Sam Toabe, and Rebecca Uchill, with a screening of Ecologies of Acknowledgment and talk by artists Sarah Kanouse and Nicholas Brown.
A first-time collaboration: Marilyn Plotkins, Chair of Theatre and Audrey Goldstein, Chair of
Art & Design will discuss the synergy between their programs. This exhibit is the first occasion that the two have worked together directly.
Join artist Wardell Milan for a picnic and conversation in the Park, where we will channel the pastoral energy from his billboard commission Sunday, Sitting on the Bank of Butterfly Hill. Learn about Milan’s process and inspirational sources, from the modernist photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson to Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay “Nature.”
Inspired by the dynamism of his native New York City, Lamarche uses found materials to abstract graffiti’s visual language. His precise, hand-cut paper collages use layers of bold colors, shifting perspectives and rhythmic repetition to melt the directness of graphic design with the aesthetics of fine art.
Join us for artist talks by exhibiting sculptors Caroline Bagenal and Susan Lyman,
both scavengers of man-made and nature-made beach detritus, who draw their inspiration and material during frequent walks on coastal beaches and in the woodlands on the North Shore and the Outer Cape, respectively.
Exhibiting artist Sanford Biggers will speak with Christa Clarke, Independent Curator/Scholar, Arts of Global Africa, and Affiliate, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Harvard University.
Keltie Ferris is known for her large-scale canvases covered with layers of spray paint and hand-painted geometric fields. Ferris’s pixilated backgrounds and atmospheric foregrounds create perceptual depth that allows for multidimensional readings of her work.
Firelei Báez was born in Santiago de los Caballeros and lives and works in New York. She makes intricate works on paper and canvas as well as large-scale sculpture. Through a convergence of interests in anthropology, science fiction, black female subjectivity, and women’s work, her art explores the humor and fantasy involved in self-making within diasporic societies.
Press Press (based in Baltimore, Marlyand, and Los Angeles, California) is an interdisciplinary publishing initiative that focuses on immigration and race in the United States.
"Many Cities, One Providence – Tel Aviv: From the seafoam and clouds to the here and now" at Providence College Galleries
Join us as we open "Many Cities, One Providence—Tel Aviv: From the seafoam and clouds to the here and now" with an artist-led exhibition tour & Guest Scholar Presentation featuring Tel Aviv-based artists David Adika, Ronny Carny, Yael Efrati, Hilla Toony Navok and Shay Zilberman.
Artist Talks and Science Discussion by Dr.Nathan Phillips, Professor of Earth and Environmental Science at Boston University
As deCordova New England Biennial 2019 comes to a close, Biennial artists Erin Johnson, Jordan Seaberry, and Stephen Tourlentes reflect on representations of the land in their artwork, and on the personal and collective histories embedded in landscapes.
Join Boston-area artists Lani Asuncion, Christina Balch, Keaton Fox and moderator Jesa Damora in a discussion about using art and technology to bring people together in today's digital world. Combining the messiness of technology with their bodies and experiences, these women artists explore and question the relationships between people, technology, and nature.
Join us on Tuesday, August 13, 7–9 PM, for the final Summer Residency Program public critique! Meet the residents: Emily Manning-Mingle, Jeffrey Nowlin, Jack Milligan, and Jamison Cloud; see what they have been making; and, be involved in the critique! This event is free and open to the public.
The 2019 Emerging Artists Exhibition is a juried show that exhibits emerging artists of all ages at the Cambridge Art Association’s Kathryn Schultz Gallery from July 9-26, 2019. This exhibition is juried by Chanel Thervil, a Haitian-American artist and educator who has been recently making a splash in Boston via her public art, portraiture, and collaborations with institutions like MassArt’s Center for Art & Community Partnerships, The Boston Children’s Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts.
In this lecture, Tony Lewis, a Chicago-based artist, and Matt Saunders, an artist and the Harris K. Weston Associate Professor of the Humanities at Harvard, will discuss various practices and techniques of drawing.
Join renowned artist Andy Goldsworthy as he discusses his deCordova installation Watershed (expected to open this fall) in connection to his explorations of the effects of time, the relationship between humans and their natural surroundings, and the beauty in loss and regeneration.
The notion of the 19th century American Sublime has its roots in European Romanticism. Contemporary artists have many reasons to eschew the notion of the sublime, yet it persists today. Perhaps we need something beyond ourselves and beyond the circumstances that we find our world to be in.
Explore the landscape both in and out of the gallery with Guest Artist, Wilhelm Neusser. This talk is in conjunction with Pastoral Present, a project in which he responds with his new paintings to a salon-style exhibition of nineteenth-century paintings from the museum's permanent collection. Neusser's contribution is part of a new body of work that he created in response to specific Hudson River School paintings on view.
Ericka Beckman’s has forged a signature visual language in film, video, installation, and photography. Her moving image works are structured according to the logic of child’s play, games, folklore, or fairy tales, and populated by archetypical characters and toy-like props in bright, primary colors.
Participating Artists: Marina Leybishkis, Nyugen Smith and Zsuzsanna Szegedi-Varga. Stories of origin cannot exist without a language to tell them in, without a tongue to carry the words. In the Words, In the Bones is an exhibition about inherited identities as grounded in language and in the body.
On May 8 at 7pm Exhibiting artists Julia Shepley and Marilu Swett, will discuss and show examples of their working processes following a preview reception from 6-7pm.
Vic Brooks, Senior Curator of Time-Based Visual Art at EMPAC, and Lumi Tan, Curator at The Kitchen, discuss their curatorial practices in conversation with artist Sara Magenheimer. Tan organized Magenheimer's I Collected Neglected Venoms at The Kitchen (2019) and Brooks organized Bloopers #1 at EMPAC (2014).
Mozambican filmmaker Inadelso Cossa’s work reaches different phases of Africa’s, particularly Mozambique’s, history from a personal perspective. Exploring the Colonial, Post Colonial, Independence, and Post Civil War periods, Cossa finds it his duty to document what he refers to as ‘acts of memory.’
Join artist Eli Brown, whose work is featured in deCordova New England Biennial 2019, as he leads an artist talk and interactive workshop. He will be discussing his Museum of Queer Ecologies, a wide-ranging project that extends queer theory into ecological studies.
On the occasion of the exhibtion opening for "On the Wall: Elizabeth Corkery" join us for an Artist Talk & Guest Scholar Presentation featuring Elizabeth Corkery and A. Melissa Venator, 2016–19 Stefan Engelhorn Curatorial Fellow at Harvard Art Museums.
he Skin Has Eyes: Animated Visions: Panel Discussion and Closing Reception with Curator and Artists at the Mills
In The Skin Has Eyes: Animated Visions, curator and artist, Maya Erdelyi, highlights contemporary animators who create physical works as part of their practice (both process and product) along with fine artists who experiment with animation.
Join us for the 2019 Paul J. Cronin Memorial Lecture featuring acclaimed artist Krzysztof Wodiczko. Wodiczko is renowned for his large-scale slide and video projections on architectural facades and monuments that address themes of trauma, collective memory, and the power of mass media to disseminate and manipulate information.
For five years British photographer Chloe Dewe Mathews traveled through the countries surrounding the Caspian Sea: Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Russia, and Iran. In images that range from stark and elemental to lush and mysterious, she recorded the vastly diverse peoples, politics, and geography of Central Asia, centering always on the great inland sea.
Antwaun Sargent will make the case for the power of black art and design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.