audio tour http://wamc.org en Darren Waterston's "Filthy Lucre" At MASS MoCA http://wamc.org/post/darren-waterstons-filthy-lucre-mass-moca <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Painter <a href="http://www.darrenwaterston.com/">Darren Waterston's</a> installation <em>Filthy Lucre</em> is the centerpiece of <em>Uncertain Beauty</em>, his new exhibition at <a href="http://www.massmoca.org">MASS MoCA</a> in North Adams, MA (on view through January 2015). It is a contemporary re-imagining of James McNeill Whistler's 1876 decorative masterpiece <em>Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room</em>.</p><p>A soundscape featuring voice and cello composed by the New York-based trio <a href="http://www.hellobetty.com/">BETTY</a> can be heard intermittently through the space, punctuating the silence with hauntingly beautiful reverberations.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 88384 at http://wamc.org Darren Waterston's "Filthy Lucre" At MASS MoCA Izhar Patkin: The Wandering Veil At MASS MoCA http://wamc.org/post/izhar-patkin-wandering-veil-mass-moca <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em>Izhar Patkin: The Wandering Veil</em> is a survey of works by the Israeli-born, New York-based artist Izhar Patkin. The show is currently on display at <a href="http://www.massmoca.org">MASS MoCA</a> in North Adams, MA - filling their largest gallery space with works from Patkin’s 30-year career.</p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:32:01 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 81969 at http://wamc.org Izhar Patkin: The Wandering Veil At MASS MoCA "Winslow Homer: Making Art Making History" at The Clark http://wamc.org/post/winslow-homer-making-art-making-history-clark <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The exhibition, </span><a href="http://clarkart.edu/exhibitions/homer2013/content/exhibition.cfm" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Winslow Homer: Making Art Making History</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is currently on display at </span><a href="http://www.clarkart.edu" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Clark Art Museum</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Williamstown, MA through September </span>8th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. It features more than 200 works by Homer - spanning his career and including paintings, watercolors, drawings, etchings, lithographs, chromolithographs,wood engravings, photographs, correspondence, and books.</span></p><p>Homer began his career as an illustrator for the popular press, providing pictures of current events for newspapers in Boston and New York. Historians use these, as well as his paintings and watercolors, to illustrate mid-nineteenth-century&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>political and economic developments. Art historians, too, use the works to explore not only Homer’s life and endeavors, but also to consider broader questions such as the rise of the critical press, the quest for a national style, and the ramifications of the expanding nineteenth-century art market.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Michael </span>Cassin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> - the Director for The Clark’s Center for Education in the Visual Arts - takes us on an audio tour of the exhibition.</span></p><p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 15:30:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 70491 at http://wamc.org "Winslow Homer: Making Art Making History" at The Clark Unearthed at The Clark - Ancient China in Williamstown http://wamc.org/post/unearthed-clark-ancient-china-williamstown <p>Over the last several decades, archaeological discoveries across northern China have brought to light unexpected works of historical significance and extraordinary beauty.<br><br> The exhibition <a href="http://clarkart.edu/exhibitions/unearthed/content/exhibition.cfm"><em>Unearthed: Recent Archaeological Discoveries from Northern China</em></a> will be on view at <a href="http://www.clarkart.edu">The Clark</a> in Williamstown, MA through October 21.<br> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 15:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 47157 at http://wamc.org Unearthed at The Clark - Ancient China in Williamstown Oh, Canada at MASS MoCA http://wamc.org/post/oh-canada-mass-moca <p><a href="http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=663"><em>Oh, Canada</em></a> opens with a big party at <a href="http://www.massmoca.org">MASS MoCA</a> on Saturday at 6pm. The exhibition features more than 100 pieces from 62 contemporary Canadian artists from every corner of the nation to our north. Curator, Denise Markonish, takes us on an a tour of the exhibition - which - as we walked through was still in the process of being installed.</p> Thu, 24 May 2012 15:59:17 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 39679 at http://wamc.org Oh, Canada at MASS MoCA "Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu" at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center http://wamc.org/post/excavations-prints-julie-mehretu-frances-lehman-loeb-art-center <p>The Philip and Lynn Straus Curator of Prints and Drawings at The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Patricia Phagan, takes us on an audio tour of <em>Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu</em> at <a href="http://fllac.vassar.edu/">The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center</a>.</p> Mon, 14 May 2012 16:03:49 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 38915 at http://wamc.org "Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu" at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Vanguard Designer Showhouse http://wamc.org/post/vanguard-designer-showhouse <p>The 2012 <a href="http://www.vanguard-aso.org/designershowhouse.html">Vanguard Designer Showhouse</a> (a fundraiser for the <a href="http://www.albanysymphony.com">Albany Symphony Orchestra</a>) is located at 17 Chapel St. in Albany, NY. This year, Vanguard decorates three condominiums in a renovated historic building. Here, Barbara Richer takes us on a tour.</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 15:32:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 38002 at http://wamc.org