Programs at the Falmouth Art Center
THE ART OF COLLECTING ART: Thursday, June 6
Helen Addison, of the Addison Gallery in Orleans showing contemplative, decorative art and Chris Quidley of Quidley & Company, Nantucket's and Boston's finest purveyor of Marine, Figurative, Still Life, and Landscape Artwork, will speak on the Art of Collecting Art. They will consider the reasons for collecting art, what to look for in an artist's background and the importance of collecting emerging artists. In addition, they will address the financial aspects of art collecting, price-range, insurance, estate planning and selling artwork.
DEMO DERBY: Sunday, June 9, 2–4 pm
Join as for an afternoon of demonstrations by teachers and members of the Falmouth Artists Guild. Artists include Kate Aubrey, water color teacher, Susan Jensen, children’s teacher, Betsy Payne Cook, pastel teacher, Suzy Bergmann, weaving teacher, and members Ruth Leech, David Kelley, Betty Jameson, and Linda Walker. The variety of media to be demonstrated will include watercolor, oil, pastel, and printmaking. Admission is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers.
Masterpiece Theatre: Art Cinema Series
The Art Center will be screening art films twice a month
on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays at 3:30pm.
Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be provided. $5 donation per person.
- May 22: Chihuly: Gardens and Glass:
This hour-long documentary follows glassblower and sculptor Dale Chihuly as he prepares to set up several of his breathtaking glass sculptures at Chicago's Garfield Park Conservatory, one of the United States' biggest and most historic greenhouses. Chihuly has impressed countless people with his lifelike, glass-blown pieces and unique artistic methods. More than a half-million people ultimately visited the exhibit.
- June 12: The Collector: Allan Stone’s Life in Art:
Filmmaker Olympia Stone presents a cinematic portrait of her father, famed New York City gallery owner and art collector Allan Stone, in this fascinating documentary tracing his rise in the international art world from the 1950s to 2006. Regarded as a pioneering collector, Allan Stone was considered an expert on the work of Abstract Expressionists, particularly Willem de Kooning, Arshile Gorky, Barnett Newman and Franz Kline. 62 minutes.
- June 26: Who Gets to Call it Art?:
In the 1960s, as the Metropolitan Museum of Art's first curator of contemporary art, Henry Geldzahler bore witness to an exciting era in history that saw the rise of Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns and the iconic Andy Warhol. This vibrant documentary combines Geldzahler's recollections of his experiences with rare footage and interviews with working artists of the period, including David Hockney, James Rosenquist and Frank Stella. 80 minutes.
- July 10: The Desert of Forbidden Art:
Trace the incredible story of defiant visionary Igor Savitsky, an artist and museum curator who cunningly acquired more than 40,000 banned Soviet Union paintings and hid the illegal collection from the KGB in Uzbekistan's Nukus Museum. In addition to rare archival footage and interviews with the artists' children, this absorbing documentary also features letters and diary entries read by Ben Kingsley, Sally Field and Edward Asner. 80 minutes.
Every Picture Tells A Story Series:
- July 24:
Mr. and Mrs. Andrews by Gainsborough
The Anatomy Lesson by Dr. Tulp by Rembrandt
The Tempest by Giorgione
The Birth of Venus by Botticelli
- August 14:
Boy Bitten by a Lizard by Caravaggio
Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci
Le déjeuner sur l'herbe by Édouard Manet
The Arnolfini Marriage by Jan van Eyck
- August 28: Eames: The Architect and the Painter:
This documentary tells the story of the husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames, widely considered America's most important designers. 87 minutes.