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.
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://firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
Straight from the Boston EMP group, here’s an announcement of a great national event being held at our very own Tufts University Art Gallery.
EMP National Career Workshop
Wednesday, February 1st, 6:00-8:00
On February 1st, we’re excited to present our second national AAM-EMP Career event. The theme of this workshop is “Interviewing Tips”, and we’ll be exploring the interview process from both sides.
We’re thrilled to welcome guest speaker Mary Tetreau of Museum Search and Reference.
Make sure to bring copies of your resume and business cards!
Registration for this event is free for AAM members, and new members can sign up here: http://www.aam-us.org/getinvolved/emp/index.cfm
This event will begin at 6:00 and is hosted by the Tufts University Art Gallery.
Tufts University Art Gallery
@ The Aidekman Arts Center
40 Talbot Ave.
Medford, MA 02155
Please think fondly today of your fellow students in the exhibitions class as they iron out last-minute details for their exhibition opening tonight. They’ve put in a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to bring this wonderful collection of photographs to the Tufts Art Gallery. (Well, we hope not too much blood. Or any, really.)
If you have any time at all free tonight, please swing by the exhibit opening – 5:30 to 8:30 tonight, with a gallery talk by artist Markham Starr at 6:00.
We’ve blogged about all of this before, so go and read up in our previous posts if you’d like.