Tales of the Night
A frightfully fun evening for the whole family! Prowl the farm with curious creatures of the night on candlelit paths. Visit the ghoulish graveyard for witch's brew and spooky snacks. Enjoy a haunted hayride through the fields. Step into a story on the nursery rhyme trail, and more! Dress in costume and bring a flashlight to light your way. To accommodate all age levels, activities range from "not so spooky" to "very spooky." Advance purchase only.
When: Oct 26, 2017 12am to Oct 27, 2017 12am in Lincoln, MA
Rappaport Prize Lecture: Sam Durant
The public is invited to attend the Rappaport Prize Lecture with Sam Durant at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. Admission is FREE. Doors will open at 6 pm. About the Artist Sam Durant works in a variety of media—including painting, sculpture, drawing, and installations—to address the varying relationships between culture and politics. He draws inspiration from American history and engages subjects as diverse as the civil rights movement, southern rock music, and modernism. His art makes connections between history and present ongoing sociocultural debates, often calling attention to forgotten events from the past. Durant grew up in the Boston area, and exposure to an educational culture emphasizing democratic ideals, racial equality, and social justice created the framework for his artistic perspective. He has recently created major public art projects: Scaffold (2012), installed at the Walker Art Center in 2017 and now in an ongoing process of transformation after mediations with Dakota Native American elders, represented gallows used in seven hangings from 1859 to 2006 sanctioned by the U.S. government; Labyrinth (2015) in Philadelphia, PA, addressed mass incarceration; and The Meeting House(2016) in Concord, MA, examined the subject of race in colonial and contemporary New England. In 2012–13 Durant was an artist in residence at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles where he collaborated with the education department to produce a social media project called What #is a museum? Born in Seattle in 1961, Sam Durant grew up in MA and is now based in Los Angeles. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from MA College of Art in Boston, and a Master of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA. Durant currently teaches at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA. Durant’s work has been included in numerous international exhibitions including Documenta 13; the Yokohama Triennial; and the Venice, Sydney, Busan, Liverpool, Panama, and Whitney Biennials. He has had recent solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, London, and Tokyo. His work can be found in a number of public collections, including Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris; UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium; and Tate Modern, London. He is represented by Blum and Poe, Los Angeles; Paula Cooper, New York; Sadie Coles HQ, London; and Praz-Delavallade, Paris. About the Prize The Rappaport Prize is an annual art award presented by the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum through the generosity of the Phyllis & Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation. The Foundation has funded a $25,000 prize, given to a contemporary American artist each year since 2000, making it among the longest-running and most generous contemporary art prizes in the United States. The Rappaport Prize has come to symbolize DeCordova's commitment to supporting the best art and artists in the region, as well as the donor's commitment to recognizing and supporting leadership in diverse fields throughout New England.
When: Oct 26, 2017 6:30PM in Lincoln, MA
Ceramic Sculpture Workshop: Expressive Vessels, Forms and Environments (Late Fall: Nov. 1-Dec. 13)
Ceramic Sculpture Workshop: Expressive Vessels, Forms and EnvironmentsWednesdays, November 1-December 13 (six weeks, no class on November 22)10 am–1 pm (plus optional studio time 1–5 pm) A novel approach to working with clay and ceramics beyond just classic pottery. This is a ceramic sculpture course for the unrealized or developing artist, homeowner or design aficionado looking to enhance indoor/outdoor spaces with one's own ceramic installations or art, or anyone striving for an ideal in sculptural expression through one-of-a-kind vessels and sculpture. Lectures and demonstrations will pursue not just traditional surfaces but also bold color concepts, relationships, and painterly approaches to sculpture and the ceramic surface. Also addressed will be new and cutting-edge concepts in alternative, sustainable engagements with the landscape inspired by art exhibits at the deCordova Sculpture Park and in its Museum. Contemporary avenues and modes for expression with clay and ceramic art are explored and encouraged and are drawn from many examples set forth by artists in the ceramic field as well as in other mediums. Fall sessions will introduce new techniques, projects, and concepts inspired by Screens: Virtual Material and installations in the Sculpture Park. Workshop includes: Three weekly hours of demonstration and instruction in developing ceramic sculpture techniques and meeting technical challenges from 10 am–1 pm. Four weekly hours of optional open studio time for participants to focus on building their projects and receiving additional support from the instructor from 1–5 pm. Individual guidance with personally-designed projects. Introduction to working artists and new winter and spring art installations in deCordova's 30-acre Sculpture Park and indoor galleries for inspiration. Discussion of relevant art and ceramics history and concepts. Related presentations on ceramic art and spatial design, color, and painterly techniques in ceramics, and alternative approaches and concepts to ceramics and ceramic "art" in the environment. Discussion of the siting and context for outdoor ceramic work. Tools for building your work are provided. Participants are invited to bring their own hand tools as desired. Firing fees and material costs are calculated by volume and will be charged at the end of each session. Open studio time is included in the price of the workshop (no discount for those attending only instructional hours). Workshops are offered consecutively during the year and summer for those engaged in longer-term projects. All levels welcome, no ceramic experience necessary. $355 for Members, $415 for Not-Yet-Members (plus firing and materials fee based on usage) Limit: 12 Cancellation Policy: A $50 non-refundable registration fee is included in the registration. We do not issue refunds to workshops missed by the student.
When: Nov 1, 2017 10am in Lincoln, MA