deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum January–February 2015 Programs

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  • January 01, 2015 - February 28, 2015
  • Location: deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

Free First Wednesday Wednesday, January 7

http://www.decordova.org/calendar/free-first-wednesday

Explore deCordova for free on the first Wednesday of every month! Free admission is for individual visitors only; groups of 10+ must reserve space on a different day due to space and staffing limitations.

Free First Wednesday Sculpture Park tours offered at 1 pm.

ARTfull Play

Wednesday, January 7, 10:30 AM

http://www.decordova.org/calendar/artfull-play-fall-2014%E2%80%93winter-2015

Fill your day with art and play! Engage with art, materials, the environment, and new friends. For families with children ages 2-5.

 

Members Tour and Lunch with the Curator Thursday, January 8, 11 AM-1 PM

http://www.decordova.org/calendar/members-tour-and-lunch-curator

Join fellow Members for an exclusive tour of Walden, revisited. With Curator Dina Deitsch followed by lunch. Bring your meal or purchase one with a discount at deCordova | Café.

RSVP required: membership@decordova.org

 

Sculpture Park Snowshoe Tour January 10, 10 am and 12:30 pm January 24, 10 am and 12:30 pm

http://www.decordova.org/calendar/sculpture-park-snowshoe-tour-9

Take a guided tour of the Sculpture Park after a snowshoe lesson by a trained Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) instructor. Cost includes instruction, a tour, and admission to the Sculpture Park and Museum. Total event time is approximately 90 minutes. Adults: $20 | $12 for Members. Youth (8-18): $14 | $10 for Members. Snowshoe Rental: $12 per person.

 

ARTfull Explorations

Sunday, January 11, drop in 1-3 PM

http://www.decordova.org/calendar/artfull-explorations-fall-2014%E2%80%93winter- 2015

Fill your weekend with art and family! Engage with materials and processes

inspired by the featured artist of the day. For families with children of all ages.


Pondering Walden: Discussion Series with Film Thursday, January 15, 6:30 PM

http://www.decordova.org/calendar/pondering-walden-discussion-series

Consider Walden, revisited in connection with its natural and literary inspirations during this in-depth discussion series. Watch and discuss a film that has been inspiring to Walden, revisited artists' creative process.  Light refreshments provided.

 

Double-Discount Days for Members

FRIDAY, JANUARY 16-SUNDAY, JANUARY 18

http://www.decordova.org/store

Members only: enjoy an increased discount of 20% off all regular-priced merchandise at deCordova | Store! Members always receive 10% off.

 

Performance: Thoreau's Desk (requires some assembly) by Michael Mercil Saturday, January 17, 2015, 2 PM http://www.decordova.org/calendar/performance-thoreaus-desk

Thoreau's Desk (requires some assembly) is a musical composition written by artist Michael Mercil inspired in part by the "Sounds" chapter in Walden. Performed by a percussion trio, the work's instrumentation includes tools and materials used to create an abstract representation of Henry Thoreau's writing desk. The music stops when construction of the desk is completed.

 

ARTfull Play

Wednesday, January 21, 10:30 AM

http://www.decordova.org/calendar/artfull-play-fall-2014%E2%80%93winter-2015

Fill your day with art and play! Engage with art, materials, the environment, and new friends. For families with children ages 2-5.

 

Neo-Thoreauvian Speaker Series: Experiments in Living Thursday, January 22, 6:30 PM

http://www.decordova.org/calendar/neo-thoreauvian-speaker-series

In conjunction with Walden, revisited, deCordova presents an exploration into the unexpected impact of Henry David Thoreau's Walden: Or Life in the Woods (1854) today. During this discussion series, authors and practitioners speak about their own temporary experiments in living. Author John Hanson Mitchell lectures on how he spent two years living off the grid in a self-built cabin. Mitchell ponders the value of slow living and deftly compares life in the late- twentieth century with that of Thoreau's time.


Free First Wednesday Wednesday, February 4

http://www.decordova.org/calendar/free-first-wednesday

Explore deCordova for free on the first Wednesday of every month! Free admission is for individual visitors only; groups of 10+ must reserve space on a different day due to space and staffing limitations.

Free First Wednesday Sculpture Park tours offered at 1 pm.

 

ARTfull Play

Wednesday, February 4, 10:30 AM

http://www.decordova.org/calendar/artfull-play-fall-2014%E2%80%93winter-2015

Fill your day with art and play! Engage with art, materials, the environment, and new friends. For families with children ages 2-5.

 

Pondering Walden: Discussion Series with Film Thursday, February 5, 6:30 PM

http://www.decordova.org/calendar/pondering-walden-discussion-series

Consider Walden, revisited in connection with its natural and literary inspirations during this in-depth discussion series. Watch and discuss a film that has been inspiring to Walden, revisited artists' creative process.  Light refreshments provided.

 

Sculpture Park Snowshoe Tour

February 7, 10 am and 12:30 pm

February 21, 10 am and 12:30 pm http://www.decordova.org/calendar/sculpture-park-snowshoe-tour-9

Take a guided tour of the Sculpture Park after a snowshoe lesson by a trained Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) instructor. Cost includes instruction, a tour, and admission to the Sculpture Park and Museum. Total event time is approximately 90 minutes. Adults: $20 | $12 for Members. Youth (8-18): $14 | $10 for Members. Snowshoe Rental: $12 per person.

 

Makers: Workshop Series

Saturday, February 7, 1-3:30 PM

http://www.decordova.org/calendar/makers-workshop-series

Designed to support us all in being more self-reliant and living deliberately like Henry David Thoreau, these workshops support the hand-made and foster community building. Learn how to make your very own place setting out of clay with deCordova's ceramist in residence, Bruce Barry. Participants will create a full place setting culminating in the creation of a spoon, cup, bowl, and plate. No ceramics experience is necessary. Registration required here.


ARTfull Explorations

Sunday, February 8, drop in 1-3 PM

http://www.decordova.org/calendar/artfull-explorations-fall-2014%E2%80%93winter- 2015

Fill your weekend with art and family! Engage with materials and processes inspired by the featured artist of the day. For families with children of all ages.

 

John Cage, Thoreau, and deCordova: in conversation Wednesday, February 11, 12 PM

http://www.decordova.org/calendar/john-cage-thoreau-and-decordova-conversation During this in-gallery conversation, curator, writer, and art historian Francine Koslow Miller discusses the deep impact that Henry David Thoreau had on musical composer John Cage's work. Explore the legacy of Cage's understanding of Thoreau in work featured in the current exhibition, Walden, revisited.

 

Date Night with Clay

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, OR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 6-8 PM

http://www.decordova.org/calendar/date-night-clay-2015

Snuggle up to your sweetie to create Valentine's Day ceramics together! Works op includes wine, refreshments, materials, tools, firing, and instruction. Registration and fee required.

 

Polaroid Portrait Project

Saturday, February 21, 11 AM-4 PM

http://www.decordova.org/calendar/providence-polaroid-project

Using Polaroid cameras from the 1970s, take portraits of other visitors to add images to our growing gallery wall of Museum guests!

 

ARTfull Play

Wednesday, February 25, 10:30 AM

http://www.decordova.org/calendar/artfull-play-fall-2014%E2%80%93winter-2015

Fill your day with art and play! Engage with art, materials, the environment, and new friends. For families with children ages 2-5.

 

Neo-Thoreauvian Speaker Series: Experiments in Living Saturday, February 28, 6:30 PM

http://www.decordova.org/calendar/neo-thoreauvian-speaker-series

In conjunction with Walden, revisited, deCordova presents an exploration into the unexpected impact of Henry David Thoreau's Walden: Or Life in the Woods (1854) today. During this discussion series, authors and practitioners speak about their own temporary experiments in living. Derek "Deek" Diedricksen is one of the preeminent builders in the burgeoning Microhouse movement. His company Tiny Houses builds and teaches others to build small-scale residences for minimal environmental and economic impact.

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