Early Bird Special: Visual Art

January 31, 2020

What would ArtWeek be without our incredible visual artists? From behind-the-scenes museum and gallery tours to cutting edge new work, these events are sure to be a treat. 

A big thank you to these event hosts who submitted their event applications by the Early Bird deadline.

Behind the Scenes at Mead Art Museum

Art of Disease Gallery talk with artist Alhan Irwin at the American Graphics Institute- Browse through a collection of Microbial Art of various diseases, cells, MRI scans, & tapestries of the Ebola virus, and hear from artist Alhan Irwin about her inspiration, methodology, & technique – Woburn

Behind the Scenes with Chief Curator David E. Little at the Mead Art Museum- Join a sneak peek at what goes on behind the scenes at the Mead Art Museum, from the underground storage facilities to the latest exhibitions – Amherst

Exploring the Mead with Chemist Christopher Durr at the Mead Art Museum- In this gallery talk, Christopher Durr, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Amherst College, explores art in the Mead’s collection from a scientist’s unique perspective – Amherst

Fabrication, Fashion, Future at FAB @ Cambridge Innovation Center- Experience a range of ideas and techniques from leaders and entrepreneurs on the cutting edge of fashion– Including rapid-fire presentations, product showcases, interactive material displays, and time to socialize – Cambridge 

Five Lessons from Art History at the American Graphics Institute- Use ancient principles to inform modern design! Learn how you can creatively build websites and app designs by understanding fundamental design concepts from the past – Woburn

From Pop Art to Protest Art: The Works of Pops Peterson at The Colonial Theatre- Celebrate the work of Pops Peterson, whose work has been featured in galleries, museums, national publications and broadcasts, and even parading down the streets in protest demonstrations – Pittsfield

Insider Access: Art at MIT Tour at The MIT List Visual Arts Center- Join a public art tour showcasing highlights that usually live behind locked doors from artists like Dan Graham, Lawrence Weiner, Sarah Sze, and more – Cambridge

Mid-Century Modern Architecture in Piney Point at Marion Art Center- Join local architect Anthi Frangiadis for a presentation and discussion of 1950’s architecture, and then head out to the Ryder residence in Piney Point for a private tour – Marion 

Fabrication, Fashion, Future at FAB (Cambridge Innovation Center)

Pots at Pucker Gallery- Highlighting an extensive collection of contemporary ceramics, this event features two curated tours of the collection and video screenings of various gallery artists – Boston

Saturday Swing at ArtsWorcester- Experience this new exhibition like you’ve never experienced contemporary art before, with fun, interactive activities—even featuring a swing installed from our ceiling! – Worcester 

Teen Artist Program at New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!

Teen Artist Talk and Demo at New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!- See live art demonstrations and works in-progress by participants of the Teen Artist Internship Program. The artists will answer questions and share insights into their exhibition – New Bedford

Tiffany Window Tours at St. Stephens Memorial Episcopal Church- View and learn about the 41 exquisite Tiffany stained glass windows in this 1880s church– they are perhaps the oldest ecclesiastical Tiffany windows in the world! – Lynn

Virtual Reality Rockwell at the Norman Rockwell Museum- The magic of VR gives a new view into Rockwell’s Four Freedoms. Discover the themes of the paintings, war time culture, Rockwell’s painting process, parodies of Rockwell’s paintings, and much more – Stockbridge

What Makes a Merida Rug? at The Drawing Room- Meet Joni Mullen of Merida Studio, who will share the aspects of manufacturing and rug design that can transform both home and environment – New Bedford

Be sure to check back for more information on these events and more when our calendar goes live on April 1st!

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