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Enormity – NEA Big Read: Attleboro

This was posted on August 1st, 2019

 

Enormity

An exhibition inspired by Nathaniel Philbrick’s In the Heart of the Sea

 

Exhibtion: September 14th – 21st, 2019

Enormity Opening Reception and NEA Big Read Kick-off Event:

Sat., Sept. 14th, 2019; 2pm – 4pm

Free and open to all

A reservation is requested, but not required.

Call the Attleboro Arts Museum at 508-222-2644 x10 or email office@attleboroartsmuseum.org to reserve your space.

 

“Devoted Daughter” by Madi Cook-Comey, Wheaton College Class of 2019. Found object, embroidery thread, acrylic and watercolor.

 

Since 2007 the Attleboro Arts Museum has been an active partner in the NEA Big Read: Attleboro.  In this National Endowment for the Arts program, participants are encouraged to read the same book at the same time – and extend their connection to the chosen text through local arts and culture activities. The NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. 

This year, in collaboration with sculpture students from Wheaton’s College Department of Visual Art and History of Art, the Attleboro Arts Museum presents Enormity – an exhibition of original 3D forms inspired by Nathaniel Philbrick’s bestseller In the Heart of the Sea.

Enormity explores perilousness and overwhelmingly difficult circumstances. Emerging sculptors interpret the actions of a vengeful whale, the profound struggles between moral code vs. survival and how – despite being surrounded by the seemingly endless angry seas – one fights to carry on. 

 

Wheaton College Exhibiting Artists

  • Madi Cook-Comey
  • Josephine Coppinger
  • Nathan Domingos
  • Lilly Etlinger
  • Bláithín Haddad
  • Martín Hanley
  • Sophia Hatzikos
  • Sasha Kasem-Beg
  • Kelley Montoya

Kelly Goff, Wheaton College Associate Professor of Art; Co-Chair, Department of Visual Art and the History of Art

 

 

“Unfinished” by Nathan Domingos, Wheaton College Class of 2020. Metal, wood.

 

 

An exhibition opening reception and NEA Big Read: Attleboro Kickoff event will be held on Saturday, September 14th, 2-4pm at the Attleboro Arts Museum. All exhibiting artists will be recognized during the reception.  Sea songs of the period by musician David Coffin (pictured) will be featured, sponsored by The Ray Conniff Foundation. Coffin, whose ancestors were Nantucket whalermen, has an extensive collection of songs from the Maritime tradition.  Sea-chanteys, ballads and the songs of the sailors comprise his main repertoire. In addition to performing at book readings with Nathaniel Philbrick when In the Heart of the Sea was first published, he arranged and performed the music for the NBC documentary on the story of the Wreck of the Whale Ship Essex. Reservations are appreciated – but not required: 508-222-2644 x10 or office@attleboroartsmuseum.org

 

 

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

 

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This program is supported in part by a grant from the Attleboro Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

“Either … feed our bodies and our hopes a little longer …” by Lilly Etlinger, Wheaton College Class of 2021. Hardtack – Baked flour and water, repurposed wood pallets.

 

 

Tempera: Nature and Narrative

This was posted on February 28th, 2019

 

 

Exhibition: April 6th – May 4th, 2019

 

On Saturday, April 6th:

  • 2pm – 3pm: Egg tempera demonstration by exhibiting artist Eileen Kennedy
  • 3pm – 4:30pm: Opening reception

Free and open to all.

Reservations are but not required, but are appreciated: 508-222-2644 x10 or office@attleboroartsmuseum.org

 

“Dona Nobis Pacem” by Eileen Kennedy, egg tempera.

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Exhibiting artists:

  • Michael Bergt
  • Jon Gernon
  • Miranda Gray
  • Eileen Kennedy
  • Jennifer Knaus
  • Carol A. O’Neill
  • Banjie Nicholas
  • Diane Savino

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“Imagination” by Michael Bergt, egg tempera.

 

Egg tempera is a mystical medium as it has roots in the early Renaissance.  During this time period, such artists as Giotto, Piero della Francesca and Fra Angelico were paying homage to the deity and angels.  The medium sanctified nature and all that it touched in its pictorial plane. Naturalism played an important role on the depiction of sacred themes. 

The act of creating these magnificent jewel-like paintings was accomplished through simple media: the yolk of an egg, ground powdered pigments and water.  Mixed together and applied with tiny brushstrokes, which layered color upon color, an artist could achieve translucency and opaqueness.  The weaving of brushstroke and tempered paint created exquisite iconic artworks.   The nature of the tempera medium is open for experimentation as well as continuum with ancient practices in our modern day.

The eight artists in this exhibit have conceived new stories which are documented through the medium of tempera.  Michael Bergt’s work features the human figure, integrating classical myths, sensuality, and the human condition.  Jon Gernon draws inspiration from the Renaissance, drawing on symbolism and combining it with magic realism.  Both Carol A. O’Neill and Banjie Nicholas are drawn to nature, weaving birds and leaves into their picture planes.  Jennifer Knaus marries female iconography with quirky elements of nature; she is interested in tapping into the subconscious.  Eileen Kennedy’s painted narratives come from dreams and memories to create stylized figures caught up in shallow spaces.  Lastly, Diane Savino weaves nature with human nature, creating commentaries about journeys, desires and sanctity.

This exhibition offers fresh approaches to a medium that the Italian writer, Cennini Cennino, wrote about in his treatise in the 1400s. The participating artists feel a kinship with the ancient medium, drawing inspiration from early masters and continuing their artistic lineage.

 

 

Top image: “Girl with Zinnia” (detail) by Jennifer Knaus, egg tempera.

 

 

Flower Show 2019

This was posted on January 26th, 2019

Enchanted Forest: Magical Gardens Spring to Life

Daily Schedule of Events

All activities are free with admission – except for the Flower Show Benefit Preview event on March 20th.

All attractions are subject to change.  

 

Admission each day is $3.00, Children 9 years and under are free.

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Scott Bradshaw’s “The Stag.” This sugar art piece, along with others, will be on display during the Flower Show Benefit Preview. It is made from fondant modeling chocolate and gumpaste.

Wednesday, March 20

Flower Show Benefit Preview: 6:00 – 8:00pm

“Into the Woods”

  • See the gardens before the Flower Show opens to the public
  • View extraordinary pieces of sugar art made of chocolate, fondant, gumpaste or pulled and blown sugar.  Artists shape these products into flowers and other designs, from the botanically correct to complete fantasy. 
  • $15 for Museum members; $17 for non-members
  • Featuring live music from pianist Mark Taber. Sponsored by the Ray Conniff Foundation.

To order Benefit Preview tickets call 508-222-2644 x10.  Space is limited for this special event. Includes wine, beer and light hors d’oeuvres.  A current photo ID is required for bar service. 

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Thursday, March 21       

Flower Show Hours: 9:30am – 4pm

Sponsors of the Day: Joanne & Pret Stevenson

  • 9:30-11:30am: Continental breakfast in the Breadcrumbs Café
  • 10-10:30am:  Storytime with Krystal Brown of the Attleboro Public Library – Ottmar Gallery
  • 10:30-11am:  Capron Park Zoo Live Animal Show #1 – Clay Room
  • 11:15-11:45am:  Capron Park Zoo Live Animal Show #2 – Clay Room (An encore presentation)
  • 11:30am-2pm: Lunch and refreshments in the Breadcrumbs Café
  • 2-3pm: Pastries, tea and coffee in the Breadcrumbs Café

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Friday, March 22             

Flower Show Hours: 9:30am – 4pm

Sponsors of the Day: Max & Marion Volterra

  • 9:30-11:30am: Continental breakfast in the Breadcrumbs Café
  • 10:15am-11:00am:  Michelle Jorgensen of Mass Audubon Oak Knoll & Attleboro Springs introduces a live turtle, millipede, cockroach and bio facts for youngsters – Ottmar Gallery
  • 11:15am-11:45am:  Music & Movement: Project Connect Family Center – Ottmar Gallery
  • 11:30am-2pm: Lunch and refreshments in the Breadcrumbs Café
  • 2-3pm: Pastries, tea and coffee in the Breadcrumbs Café
  • 2:30-3:30pm: FIRST TIME @ THE FLOWER SHOW! Enchanted Animals: Live Petting Zoo. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Attleboro.

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Saturday, March 23                         

Flower Show Hours: 9:30am – 4pm

Sponsors of the Day: Sarah Mott & Hans Schaefer

  • 9:30-11:30am: Continental breakfast in the Breadcrumbs Café
  • 10-11:30am: Mark Taber on piano. Sponsored by The Ray Conniff Foundation – Ottmar Gallery
  • 11-11:45am:  Art Workshop with Abby Rovaldi #1 (open to 3 yrs and older w/ adult): “A Walk in the Woods.” Sponsored by Mansfield Bank – Clay Room 
  • 11:30am-2pm: Lunch and refreshments in the Breadcrumbs Café
  • 12-12:45pm:  Art Workshop with Abby Rovaldi #2 (open to 3 yrs and older w/ adult): “A Walk in the Woods.” Sponsored by Mansfield Bank – Clay Room 
  • 1:30-2:30pm:  Rainforest Reptiles Live Animal Program. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Attleboro – Ottmar Gallery
  • 2-3pm: Pastries, tea and coffee in the Breadcrumbs Café
  • 2:45-3:30pm:  Big Ryan’s Storytelling & Puppets  – Clay Room

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Sunday, March 25                                                    

Flower Show Hours: 12 – 4pm

Sponsors of the Day: Sarah Mott & Hans Schaefer

  • 12-3pm: Pastries, lunch & refreshments in the Breadcrumbs Café  
  • 12:30-2pm: Live folk music performances from Buck & Winnie, Sinner’s Pie, and Andy Solberg. Sponsored by The Ray Conniff Foundation – Breadcrumbs Café
  • 12:30-3:30pm: Free Soil Testing offered by URI Master Gardeners. Bring a sample of soil – Ottmar Gallery
  • 2:15-3:15pm:  Animal Adventures Live Animal Show. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Attleboro – Ottmar Gallery
  • 3:45pm: CLOSING CEREMONIES: raffles and awards announced – Ottmar Gallery

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Indicates Extremely Kid-friendly! 

While all components of the Flower Show are designed to delight all ages, there are some attractions that are geared for children/families. Be sure to take it all in, but don’t miss out on these special events that the kids will love!

 To schedule a visit with your school group call 508-222-2644 x15 or email office@attleboroartsmuseum.orgReservations are highly recommended.

 

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Floral and landscape displays from:

Attleboro Farms, North Attleborough, MA; Briggs Nursery, North Attleborough, MA; Bristol County Agricultural High School, Dighton, MA; Flowers by the Station, Attleboro, MA; Helping Hands Florist, Plainville, MA (2018 exhibition pictured right); Nolan’s Flowers and Gifts, North Attleborough, MA; Oracle Landscape & Lindsey Epstein Pottery, Tiverton, RI; Rosebud Florist, Inc., Pawtucket, RI

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Ongoing Highlights

  • Floral and landscape displays from: Attleboro Farms, North Attleborough, MA; Briggs Nursery, North Attleborough, MA; Bristol County Agricultural High School, Dighton, MA; Flowers by the Station, Attleboro, MA; Helping Hands Florist, Plainville, MA; Nolan’s Flowers and Gifts, North Attleborough, MA; Oracle Landscape & Lindsey Epstein Pottery, Tiverton, RI; Rosebud Florist, Inc., Pawtucket, RI – Ottmar Gallery
  • Art exhibition of floral, landscape, wildlife subjects and other expressions of the natural world – Ottmar Gallery
  • The Breadcrumbs Café offers continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments provided by Morin’s Diner of Attleboro, MA. – Lower level
  • Joining the Museum’s Flower Show for the first time this year, and having just participated in the Hartford, Philadelphia and Boston Flower & Garden Shows, Jordan’s Jungle of Pawtucket, RI will offer a live plant sale – Lower Level
  • NEW! Flowers in Fashion: Magic Wand Floral Designs – Bewitching or glamorous, whimsical or brimming with hocus pocus – floral designers have created magic wands using live and dried materials – Lower Level
  • NEW! J. Cornelia DeVeau of A Faery Knoll Works presents hand-made faery portals (doors), ornaments & faery dust jars created from wood, polymer clay and mixed media. Artist Laura White Carpenter’s assemblages of hand-built porcelain ceramic pieces onto driftwood or reclaimed wooden building materials – Lower Level, Breadcrumbs Café Gallery and Boutique
  • Live art from a talented team of professionals: Ben Macomber, Lyn Slade, Donna MacLure, Susan Potter, Mary Wojciechowski, Margo Lemieux, Cassidy Fisher, Lisa Granata– Ottmar Gallery
  • Kids’ Crafts: Museum art projects sponsored by the Attleboro Garden Club – Ottmar Gallery
  • An expanded Museum Gift Shop filled with eye-catching and irresistible accessories, jewelry, home goods, garden-inspired décor and more – Ottmar Gallery
  • An extraordinary fairy house handcrafted by Master Gardener Kathi Gariepy (pictured right). Birch logs, Norway Spruce cones, Red Oak bark and snail shells are a few of the distinct items that were used in construction – Ottmar Gallery
  • URI Master Gardeners information kiosk with free soil testing on Sunday, March 24th from 12:30 – 3:30pm – Ottmar Gallery
  • Attleboro Land Trust informational kiosk – Ottmar Gallery
  • Attleboro Farmers Market informational kiosk– Ottmar Gallery
  • Attleboro Garden Club provides club news and information – Ottmar Gallery
  • Breadcrumbs Café original floral centerpieces from Lynn Moore & Jessie Murphy
  • Flower Show Sponsor Wall 2019: Artists Belinda Gabryl, Abby Rovaldi, Kerry St.Pierre, Mim Fawcett, Sally Cobb, Jane Mott and Sarah Mott have designed and created a variety of original items that will allow you to take a part of the Flower Show home. All Flower Show sponsors will get one of these handmade pieces as thanks for their donation. The names of all donors will be displayed throughout the Flower Show. Sponsorships range in price from $5 – $100. Artist Christina Beecher’s painted mural will serve as the backdrop for all of the sponsor items – Ottmar Gallery 
  • Remarkable Raffles – all proceeds benefit Museum programs and exhibitions. Tickets: $1 each; 7 for $5 and 20 for $10 – Ottmar Gallery

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The Breadcrumbs Café

Open daily: 9:30am-3pm; Sunday: 12-3pm

  • Serving continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments each day
  • Located on the lower level of the Museum (elevator service is available)
  • Morin’s Diner of Attleboro is the exclusive supplier for the Flower Show’s Breadcrumbs Café – offering varied and delicious selections.

 

MENUS

Before placing your order please inform your server if you have any food allergies.

 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Breakfast:

  • Blueberry or Corn Muffin 2.00
  • Mini Danish $2.00
  • Homemade Cinnamon Bun $3.00
  • Fresh Fruit Salad $3.00

Soup:

  • Broccoli Cheddar Soup $3.00
  • Chicken & Rice Soup $3.00

Entrees:

  • Chipotle Turkey Wrap w/ American cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, & chipotle sauce $9.00
  • Chicken Salad Club Wrap w/ chicken salad, chopped bacon, diced tomato, & lettuce $9.00
  • Mediterranean Veggie Wrap w/ red pepper hummus, mixed greens, assorted fresh veggies, & feta cheese $9.00
  • Chicken Caesar Salad w/ romaine, croutons, & Parmesan cheese $9.00
  • ½ Sandwich & Soup $7.00     

Desserts:        

  • Cupcake $2.00
  • Cookie $2.00
  • Dessert of the Day $4.00

Beverages (All $1.50):

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Water
  • Fruit Punch
  • Soda

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Breakfast:

  • Blueberry or Corn Muffin 2.00
  • Mini Danish $2.00
  • Homemade Cinnamon Bun $3.00
  • Fresh Fruit Salad $3.00

Soup:

  • New England Clam Chowder $3.00
  • Chicken & Rice Soup $3.00 

Entrees:

  • Tuna Salad Wrap w/ cheddar cheese, lettuce, & tomato $9.00
  • Ranch Chicken Wrap w/ bacon, lettuce, cheddar cheese, tomato, & ranch dressing $9.00
  • Roasted Veggie Wrap w/ garlic tahini, eggplant, zucchini, tomato, red & green peppers, & mixed greens $9.00
  • Cobb Salad w/ turkey, bacon, blue cheese crumbles, hard-boiled egg, tomato, & cucumbers $9.00
  • ½ Sandwich & Soup $7.00      

Desserts:        

  • Cupcake $2.00
  • Cookie $2.00
  • Dessert of the Day $4.00

Beverages (All $1.50):

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Water
  • Fruit Punch
  • Soda

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Breakfast:

  • Blueberry or Corn Muffin 2.00
  • Mini Danish $2.00
  • Homemade Cinnamon Bun $3.00
  • Fresh Fruit Salad $3.00

Soup and Mac & Cheese:

  • Chicken & Rice Soup $3.00
  • RI Red Clam Chowder $3.00
  • Mac & Cheese $3.00

Entrees:

  • Chicken Caesar Wrap w/ romaine, Caesar dressing, & Parmesan cheese $9.00
  • Buffalo Chicken Wrap w/ cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, & blue cheese dressing $9.00
  • Tabouli Veggie Wrap w/ mixed greens, tomato, red pepper, cucumber, Parmesan cheese, & tabouli spread $9.00
  • Chicken Harvest Salad w/ baby spinach, walnuts, goat cheese, & sliced apples $9.00
  • ½ Sandwich & Soup $7.00      

Desserts:        

  • Cupcake $2.00
  • Cookie $2.00
  • Dessert of the Day $4.00

Beverages (All $1.50):

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Water
  • Fruit Punch
  • Soda

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Soup and Mac & Cheese:

  • Seafood Chowder $3.00                   
  • Mac & Cheese $3.00
  • Chicken & Rice Soup $3.00     

Entrees:

  • Turkey BLT Wrap w/ lettuce tomato, bacon, & mayonnaise $9.00
  • Roasted Veggie Wrap w/ garlic tahini, eggplant, zucchini, tomato, red & green peppers, & mixed greens $9.00
  • Grilled Chicken Caprese Salad w/ fresh mozzarella & vine-ripe tomato $9.00
  • ½ Sandwich & Soup $7.00      

Desserts:        

  • Cupcake $2.00
  • Cookie $2.00
  • Strawberry Shortcake $5.00

Beverages (All $1.50):

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Water
  • Fruit Punch
  • Soda

 

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2019 Attleboro Arts Museum Flower Show Committee

  • Chairs: Sarah Mott & Joanne Stevenson
  • Committee Members: Amy Rhilinger, Sherry Scholl, Marion Volterra
  • Staff: Miguel Carriero, Abby Rovaldi, Kerry St. Pierre

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Event sponsors of the Attleboro Arts Museum’s 2019 Flower Show

Attleboro Garden Club, Attleboro Rotary Club, Mansfield Bank, Sarah Mott & Hans Schaefer, The Ray Conniff Foundation, Sherry Scholl, Joanne & Pret Stevenson, and Marion & Max Volterra.

 

 

 

 

Opposites

This was posted on December 22nd, 2018

 

 

The Attleboro Arts Museum asks, “What’s the difference?” 
A call to explore opposition in personalities, nature, qualities, direction, result, or significance.

 

JUROR’S DECISION CAN BE FOUND HERE

 

Image: Brian McClear

Animal Magnetism

This was posted on December 15th, 2018

 

 

Animal Magnetism – Selections from the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Permanent Collection presents the Museum’s own menagerie to the public from February 13th – March 2nd, 2019.  Featuring paintings, prints, and sculptural forms, the exhibition explores the animal kingdom, beloved pets and the profound relationship between humans and working animals.  

 

Exhibition: February 13th – March 2nd, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 16th from 2pm – 4pm

  • Reception is free and open to all
  • Live music performed by students of the Attleboro High School choral and instrumental programs
  • Reservations are not required, but are appreciated, by Thursday, February 14th. Call 508-222-2644 x10 or email office@attleboroartsmuseum.org

 

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Special Exhibition Feature:

Name That Breed! Test Your Animal Know-how

Gallery-goers during Animal Magnetism are encouraged to test their knowledge of animal breeds depicted in the exhibition. Select works will be accompanied by a plaque bearing a QR code that uncovers the breed on display. Name That Breed is presented in partnership with the MSPCA-Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston.  MSPCA-Angell veterinarians and have volunteered their time and expertise by authenticating the breeds on view.

 

 

 

Image: Detail from Barnyard Scene with Chickens by W.T. Robinson (American, 1852 – 1934), oil.

 

Support the Museum

This was posted on September 6th, 2018

The Attleboro Arts Museum involves audiences of all ages and backgrounds in the visual arts through diverse educational programs and engaging arts experiences.

We work to support the creative and artistic development of both promising and professional artists.

The Museum is a privately supported, non-profit arts institution whose core commitment to Arts for Everyone guides the Museum’s programs and operations.

 

Donate today!

 

 

The Reynolds Family & Attleboro Arts Museum Edmonia Lewis Art Education Scholarship

This was posted on June 7th, 2018

 

 

The Attleboro Arts Museum is honored to commemorate the life, work, and exceptional talent of artist Edmonia Lewis by launching the Edmonia Lewis Art Education Scholarship. The scholarship is funded by The Reynolds Family and the Museum and is open to African American children, teens, adults, and adult/child pairs. It is administered by The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Committee of Greater Attleboro. 

 

The Edmonia Lewis Art Education Scholarship is designed to assist students in obtaining visual art instruction and exposure to the wonders and challenges of art and art-making. No previous experience in an art studio is required to apply. 

 

The Review Committee typically selects 1-4 full tuition scholarships per year.  Art classes will range in size from a one-day workshop to a multiple-week, hands-on art studio experience.  

 

The first Reynolds Family & Attleboro Arts Museum Edmonia Lewis Art Education Scholarship was awarded on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019 to Ms. Jadyn Boyd.  

 

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About Edmonia Lewis

Edmonia Lewis was the first sculptor of African American and Native American descent to achieve international recognition. Her father was African American, and her mother was Chippewa (Ojibwa) Indian. Orphaned at an early age, Lewis grew up in her mother’s tribe.

In 1859, she attended Oberlin College in Ohio, one of the first schools to accept female and black students. She developed an interest in the fine arts, but an accusation of poisoning, believed to be racially motivated, forced Lewis to leave the school before graduating. She traveled to Boston and established herself as a professional artist, studying with a local sculptor and creating portraits of famous antislavery heroes.

Moving to Rome in 1865, she became involved with a group of American women sculptors and began to work in marble.

In addition to creating busts, Lewis sculpted biblical scenes and figurative works dealing with her Native American heritage and the oppression of African American people.

Learn more about Edmonia Lewis: www.nytimes.com/2018/07/25/obituaries/overlooked-edmonia-lewis-sculptor.html

 

Download an Edmonia Lewis Art Education Scholarship Application

 

Please deliver the completed application and all required supplementary material to:

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Committee of Greater Attleboro, P.O. Box 461, Norton, MA 02766, or e-mail to mlkgreaterattleboro@gmail.com

All applicants will be notified of scholarship award results 6-8 weeks after receipt of a complete application.

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High Art 2018

This was posted on May 1st, 2018

 

 

Theme – SHAPE

Exhibition Dates:  May 16th – 31st, 2018

Opening Reception:  Thursday, May 17th from 6:30-8:00pm

 

Participating High Schools:

  • Attleboro High School – Attleboro, MA
  • Bishop Feehan High School – Attleboro, MA
  • Bridgewater-Raynham Reg. High School – Bridgewater, MA
  • Franklin High School – Franklin, MA
  • Joseph Case High School – Swansea, MA
  • King Philip Reg. High School – Wrentham, MA
  • The League School of Greater Boston – Walpole, MA
  • Mansfield High School – Mansfield, MA
  • The Network Program – Attleboro, MA
  • Norwood High School – Norwood, MA
  • Seekonk High School – Seekonk, MA
  • Taunton High School – Taunton, MA

Learn more.

The Auctioneer

This was posted on August 19th, 2017

 

 

The Attleboro Arts Museum’s Art Lovers Book Club launched in January 2010. A dynamic Museum member proposed this artful Book Club idea and the program was launched on a trial basis. After the success of the first meeting it was clear that the Book Club should live on.

Next Meeting of the Art Lovers Book Club:

Saturday, October 21st, 2017, from 2-4pm

The Auctioneer: Adventures in the Art Trade by Simon de Pury

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In “The Auctioneer,” Simon de Pury, a  distinguished auctioneer and art dealer, provides an account of his flashy career and today’s soaring art market, revealing a jet-setting, powerful, and private club of elites who buy, sell, and collect the world’s most expensive art.

Speaker: Chris Barber, Deputy Director of American Furniture & Decorative Arts at Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers.  

Reservations are not required, but are appreciated.  Please call 508-222-2644 x10 or email office@attleboroartsmuseum.org by October 19th.  

This event is free and open to readers of the book – as well as those that are interested in the featured topic. 

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About Chris Barber

Chris Barber is a specialist in Skinner’s American Furniture & Decorative Arts Department. His special areas of interest are American furniture and 19th century folk art. Chris has also had experience working with 18th and 19th century American clocks, nautical and maritime art and antiques, and cataloged an extensive collection of early microscopes.

Chris joined Skinner 2004, and since that time has expanded his role to include auctioneering. An avid supporter of the arts, Chris is a member of the Museum Council at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and often lends his talents to supporting art and antique appraisal events for non-profit and corporate institutions. Prior to joining Skinner, Chris was a member of the American Paintings and Sculpture Department at Christie’s auction house in New York.  He has served as the auctioneer at the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Benefit Art Auction for the past several years and, by popular demand, will be leading the Museum’s 2017 Auction on November 4th.

Chris earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in the History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University. He currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

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Learn more about The Art Lovers Book Club

 

 

On view in the Ottmar Gallery during this event:

The Attleboro Arts Museum’s 26th Benefit Art Auction Spotlight Exhibition.

 

 

 

Three – A National Juried Exhibition

This was posted on June 30th, 2017

THREE: Juror’s Decision

 

Image: Mandy Rusk-Shamrell

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