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Exhibition: No Man's Land: Prints from the Front Lines of WWI
Drawn primarily from a generous donation of prints by Gladys Engel Lang and Kurt Lang, No Man's Land: Prints from the Front Lines of WWI features some fifty works on paper made by German, American, English, Scottish, and French artists. This installation commemorates the centennial of the end of the War, and offers insight into the changing perceptions of artists' wartime experience.

When: Sep 7, 2018 12am to Feb 17, 2019 12am in Northampton, MA

Bodies In Motion Festival 2019: WEEK TWO

A.P.E. @ HAWLEY, in collaboration with SCDT, is proud to be bringing back this historic January movement series. The Bodies In Motion Festival is modeled after A.P.E.'s 15 year movement series at Thornes Market, 3rd Floor. As a series of weekend workshops and performances this year's festival focuses on diverse approaches to dance as a performative art: Improvisation, contemporary performance, hip hop and Butoh, and new works for the festival finale. Taught by local, national, and internationally acclaimed performance artists, these workshops provide students with the unique opportunity to engage with highly regarded and innovative artists in the field of dance today. *ALL EVENTS ARE TO BE HELD AT 33 HAWLEY ST, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.*

When: Jan 18, 2019 8am to Feb 3, 2019 7pm in Northampton, MA
Cost: 10 - 100 USD

Exhihition: Alma Thomas: the light of the whole universe

The works in the gallery are largely from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. The period was defined by the civil rights and feminist movements in the U.S. and by anti-colonial and independence movements around the world, including the two-decade long Vietnam War. While artists like Charles White and Wadsworth Jarrell saw figuration as a way to advance political and social causes, others, such as Alma Thomas, Sam Gilliam, Joan Mitchell, Ibrahim El-Salahi, and James Suzuki, embraced abstraction. Whether they made figurative or abstract art, these artists worked both in and against modern art at a time when positions of power and influence were predominantly occupied by white, straight, and Euro-American men.New materials developed during World War II (1939–45) also transformed art in these decades. For example, Philadelphia’s Rohm and Haas (now The Dow Chemical Company) applied lessons gleaned from one of its wartime acrylic products—Plexiglas—to develop acrylic paint. The invention of this highly saturated, quick drying, plastic-based paint, employed by Alma Thomas, Helen Frankenthaler, and Sam Gilliam, radically changed the way artists worked once it became commercially available in the 1950s. The use of translucent plastics by Fred Eversley, Larry Bell, and Louise Nevelson in addition to experiments with the shape and finish of metals by Michelangelo Pistoletto, Donald Judd, and John Chamberlain show just some of the ways artists exploited the creative potential of these new materials.Image credit: Alma Thomas, American, 1891–1978. Morning in the Bowl of Night, 1973. Acrylic on canvas. Purchased with the Hillyer-Mather-Tryon Fund, the Madeleine H. Russell, class of 1937, Fund, the Kathleen Compton Sherrerd, class of 1954, Acquisition Fund for American Art and the Dorothy C. Miller, class of 1925, Fund. Image courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY

When: Jan 21, 2019 10am to Jan 21, 2019 4pm in Northampton, MA
Cost: Museum entrance fees apply.

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About Northampton, MA
Northampton Massachusetts is a vibrant small city that feels like a small hometown with several distinctive village centers. Northampton is home to the prestigious Smith College and Smith College Museum of Art and downtown is vibrant from the presence and influence of young women and the professors that lead them in their academic journey.

Northampton is known as the #1 small arts town in America with a bustling downtown day and night offering a wide selection of restaurants and coffee shops as well as antique stores. Here you will also find museums and theaters as well as clubs and street musicians.

It is located in western Massachusetts at the foot of the Berkshires. Northampton is only 93 miles west of Boston and north of Springfield.

The local events are someting not to miss including the Taste of Northampton featuring the best food of the area. The Summer Sidewalk Sales offers great products and savings along the sidewalks of downtown Northampton. The Three County Fairground hosts many events including a number of Horse shows and the famous Three County Fair.

Relax at Look Memorial Park or bike the Norwottuck Rail Trail and enjoy the scenic views of the Connecticut River. Northampton is a destination that will please everyone!