BOOK TALK/GRAPHIC CONTENT
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 10:30 AM
This three-part series looks at books and periodicals made by modern and contemporary artists. The series will consider how artists have used typography and the book form to advance their aesthetic and political programs. These hands-on sessions, using books drawn from the Clark library’s extensive collections, are led by Robert Wiesenberger, associate curator of contemporary projects.
Free; registration is required. Just a few spots left! Click here to register, or call 413 458 0524.
LOOKING AND LUNCHING: THE SEKULA COLLECTION
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 12 PM
Join Susan Roeper, director of the Clark’s library, as she discusses the Allan Sekula Library, the 15,000 volume personal library of artist, photographer, filmmaker, writer, and teacher Allan Sekula. The collection, as shelved in the Manton Research Center Reading Room, is both an archive of Sekula’s wide-ranging interests and a visually stunning art installation.
Free with gallery admission. Plan to arrive early to pre-order and purchase your meal, or bring your own lunch. Limited seating available. Meet at the admissions desk in the Clark Center.
THE OBJECT OF PERFORMANCE— A CONVERSATION AMONG ARTISTS, CURATORS, AND CRITICS
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 6 PM
At this public roundtable, artists Genevieve Gaignard, Jeffrey Gibson, and María Magdalena Campos-Pons will discuss learning from the past to produce new narratives for the spaces of the nation’s historic museums. Cheryl Finley (Atlanta University Center Art History + Curatorial Studies Collective) and Dorothy Moss (National Portrait Gallery) will moderate this conversation to explore how performance art is transforming the capacity of America’s museums to represent the experience of those historically excluded and illuminate what Titus Kaphar calls their “active absence.”
Free; a reception begins at 5:30 pm.
This program is made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
MET LIVE IN HD: AKHNATEN
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 12:55 PM
Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines American composer Philip Glass’s transcendent contemporary creation, with Karen Kamensek conducting. Constanzo performed at the Clark this summer as part of the American Modern Opera Company. Phelim McDermott’s stunning production employs a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers to conjure a mystical reimagining of ancient Egypt.
Click here to purchase tickets, or call the box office at 413 458 0524.