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Opening Reception at the Tufts Art Gallery

Elements of Expression:  

The Art and Design of Elwyn George Gowen

May 3 – 20, 2012 

Opening Reception May 3, 5:30-8pm

Elements of Expression is curated by Tufts University students from the Museum Studies graduate program and presents the breadth of Gowen’s career, featuring color theory practices, design work, handicrafts, and landscape paintings.

Gowen began his career in early 20th century Boston during a revolutionary reconsideration of western art, craft, and educational practices. His strong command of color and design soon earned him significant appointments in the local arts and crafts community.

Opening Reception of Elements of Expression: The Art and Design of Elwyn George Gowen

Save the date! This years Exhibition Design class has been hard at work on a brand new exhibit at the Tufts Art Gallery, and they’re holding the reception on Thursday, May 3 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Here’s their announcement:

Save the Date:

Opening Reception of Elements of Expression: The Art and Design of Elwyn George Gowen

 

Tufts University Art Gallery, Aidekman Arts Center

 

Thursday, May 3, 5:30-8:00 pm 

A new exhibition at the Tufts University Art Gallery introduces the life and work of the artist Elwyn George Gowen. Elements of Expression presents the breadth of Gowen’s career, featuring color theory practices, design work, handicrafts, and landscape paintings. The exhibit is curated by Tufts University students from the Museum Studies graduate program and it will be open to the public from Thursday, May 3rd – Sunday, May 20th. A public opening reception will be held on May 3rd from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

 

Gowen began his career in early 20th century Boston during a revolutionary reconsideration of western art, craft, and educational practices. His strong command of color and design soon earned him significant appointments in the local arts and crafts community. Despite Gowen’s success, a summer excursion in 1931 to the Woodbury School in Ogunquit, Maine, dramatically changed the course of his artistic career. Romanced perhaps by the beauty of the natural landscape, by the community, or the methods and style of Charles Woodbury, Gowen permanently left his design career to study, teach, and paint from nature along the rocky coast of Maine. His steadfast exploration of color theory, design, and the methods and ways of seeing became uniquely his own throughout his progression from student to educator and from designer and craftsman to artist. For directions and other general information call the Tufts University Art Gallery at 617-627-3518 or visit http://artgallery@tufts.edu. The Tufts University Art Gallery is located in the Aidekman Arts Center, 40R Talbot Road, Medford, MA 02155.

 

The Gallery’s mission is to animate the intellectual life of the greater university community through exhibitions and programs that explore new, global perspectives on art and art discourse. The Gallery admission is free and open to the public ($3 suggested donation). It is also fully accessible. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm and Thursdays 11 am to 8 pm. Free event parking is available in the lot behind the Aidekman Arts Center, off Lower Campus Road. During regular visitor hours, there are free visitor parking spots in the Gallery parking lot.

Event @ Tufts Art Gallery

It’s right at Tufts – no excuse for not checking this great event out!

On Sunday, March 11, at 3pm, the Tufts Art Gallery is organizing a walkthrough of Nancy Holt: Sightlines with Contemporary Art Historian and Museum Director Chris McAuliffe. The one-hour tour will be followed by a small reception in the Remis Sculpture Court.

Tufts Museum Studies Open House

If you are interested in the Tufts Museum Studies graduate program, make sure to attend the open house coming up this Wednesday, March 7 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

It promises to be a fun, informative talk, and I’m not just saying that because I’m one of the presenters. Come visit even if you’ve already applied to the program, as you’ll be able to meet professors, hear overviews of courses you can take, and meet current students and recent graduates.

RSVP online here, and email Angela Foss with any questions.

Upcoming Lecture at Tufts

This sounds really interesting and right up the museum studies alley. Check it out if you can!

March 5, 6 pm, art history department seminar room, 11 Talbot Ave.

Lucia Allais, Princeton,

The Salvage of Abu Simbel, or, Heritage as Technology

Lucia Allais is Assistant Professor in the History and Theory of Architecture  at Princeton University. She specializes in the intellectual and political history of architecture, urbanism, and preservation since 1900, with a particular focus on international institutions and global practices. She has published a number of essays, including “International Style Heritage” in Volume 20 (2009); “The Real and the Theoretical 1968” in Perspecta 32 (2010); and a translation of Superstudio’s Salvage of Historic City Centers in Log 22 (2011). She is working on a book about the international preservation movement and the history of destruction in the twentieth century.

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