The Center for Maine Contemporary Art and the Farnsworth Art Museum are co-presenting “Art for Us,” a four-part discussion series led by Museum Educator Roger Dell during the month of January 2018. Presented over four consecutive Sundays, January 7, 14, 21, and 28, at 2pm, participants will discuss important questions concerning contemporary art and its historical context. Each session’s theme will be introduced by a brief slide presentation by Dell, followed by an open and engaging conversation. Take-home readings will be provided at each session to follow up on ideas and prepare for the next session.
The four sessions are: What is Art?; What is the Role of the Art World?; What is Artistic Beauty?, and What is the Role of Art within the Humanities? The first two sessions will be held at the Farnsworth; the last two at CMCA. Snow dates are the next day, Monday, at each corresponding venue. The cost for the four-part series is $30 for Farnsworth and CMCA members; $36 for non-members. Or per session $10 Farnsworth and CMCA members; $12 non-members. Register at farnsworthmuseum.org.
Presenter and discussion facilitator Roger Dell has taught art history, art appreciation, arts education, and the history of art museums from Hawaii to Maine, including the University of Maine, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and the Harvard Extension School. He is the former Director of Education at the Farnsworth Art Museum.
For more information, call 207.701.5005 or visit cmcanow.org.