The Harwood Museum of Art Newsletter
THE MUSEUM STORE
Shop & Learn Trunk Show
Saturday, June 2, 12-2 p.m.
Meet Susan Dilger and the talented artists creating TaosEdge's original "artwear" - tees, bags, glassware, and prints. TaosEdge's pieces will be available throughout June in the Harwood's museum store. email@example.com
Reception free and open to the public.
|KIDS & FAMILIES|
Tuesday, June 5 -
Friday, June 8,
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Ever heard the words "My Kid Could Do That"? when in a gallery exhibiting contemporary art? Children will explore that question in the Agnes Martin: Before the Grid exhibition, selecting pieces to reinterpret and create in the art studio. Work created during the program will be exhibited in the Sidney & Gladys Smith Children's Art Gallery.
Art Exploration Workshop: My Kid Could Do That!
This program is designed for children 6 and up. Children under 6 must have parent participation.
$80 Alliance members (family level membership or above), $100 Non-Members.
Friday, June 22, 5 p.m. -Saturday, June 23, 9 a.m.
Night at the Museum - Sleepover
An overnight art event for kids
6 and up. Join museum educators for a behind-the-scenes program that includes art making, a dinner party, a movie in the auditorium, a flashlight tour in the galleries, a camp-out in the art studio, morning yoga, and a light breakfast.
Spend the night in a museum!
$48 Alliance member (family level membership or above), $60 non-members
Thursday, June 28 - Wednesday, July 4, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Art Exploration Workshop: Create a Parade
Our most popular workshop,
Create a Parade, is back for 2012 and welcomes
children of all ages. Parents are also encouraged to join us in creating an entry for the Arroyo Seco 4th of July Parade.This program is designed for Children 6 and up. Children under 6 must have parent participation.
$80 Alliance Members (a family level membership or above), $100 Non-Members
Need-based scholarships made possible by the Faith Mallams D'Amico Youth Scholarship Fund are available for all children's programs. Sibling Discounts are also available.
ONGOING ADULT YOGA
Wednesdays, 8:30-10 am
June 6, 13, 20, 27
Agnes Martin Gallery
The Harwood Museum of Art presents a weekly meditative Jivamukti Yoga program with Jayne Schell.
This program is open to all levels, and yoga mats are provided.
$8 Alliance Members (Alliance Members may also purchase a Class Card of 8 classes for $40) or $10 drop-in fee.
Through June 17, 2012
Agnes Martin: Before the Grid
An exhibition celebrating the centennial of the birth of Agnes Martin. The exhibition focuses on Martin's early work, and is accompanied by a catalogue.
Agnes Martin: Works on Paper
An exhibition of works on paper by Agnes Martin.
Michelle Cooke: Poem, For AM
An exhibition of Michelle Cooke's Poem, For AM, a glass installation.
Larry Bell Installation
The Harwood Museum of Art is proud to host the installation of a large-scale interactive glass piece created by Larry Bell in 1975.
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FROM THE DIRECTOR
We have so many wonderful things programmed for you this month! We kick things off today with the museum store's Shop & Learn Trunk Show featuring original "artwear" from the artists at TaosEdge.
I'm particularly excited about the programs that we're offering in the Arthur Bell Auditorium this month, including two compelling documentary films. William Kentridge: Anything is Possible provides an intimate look into the mind and process of William Kentridge, one of the most dynamic and exciting contemporary artists working today. And Portrait of Wally traces the history of an iconic painting by Egon Schiele, including a 13-year legal battle initiated by its loan to the Museum of Modern Art.
The Harwood is the place to see these types of films, and bringing our audiences this kind of programming is a priority for us. Please take advantage of our Film Club Card - after 10 punches, you'll enjoy your 11th movie free.
Susan Longhenry, Director
JUNE IN THE ARTHUR BELL AUDITORIUM
sunday, june 3, 7 p.m.
Jenny Bird in Concert
Jenny Bird has been called "the most passionate performer in the new folk genre." Professionally managed as a teenager, Jenny lived and recorded in Germany and Belgium. For the last 20 years, she has toured widely and consistently, played festivals and clubs across Europe, Canada, and the United States. She is well respected in her home town of Taos, where she records and teaches music. Celebrating 25 years of recording in Taos with her 12th CD, Jenny Bird will perform both new songs and old favorites with her acoustic band of stellar players. Performing with Bird will be Don Richmond, Omar Rane, Jeff Spicer and James Doyle.
Tickets: $12 Alliance members, $15 non-members
Thursday, June 7, 7 p.m.
Paul O'Connor: Taos Portraits
In collaboration with SOMOS, the Harwood presents a discussion with photographer Paul O'Connor and writer Bill Whaley in conjunction with their recently released book Taos Portraits. O'Connor and Whaley will share the stories behind Taos Portraits, which features 60 members of Taos' art community. The program will conclude with a book-signing.
$6 SOMOS/Alliance members, $8 non-members
Friday, June 8, 7 p.m.
Opera Unveiled: The Conflict of Love & Duty with Desiree Mays
The Harwood Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Santa Fe Opera and the Taos Opera Guild, presents an evening with Santa Fe Opera's resident speaker Desiree Mays. Mays will discuss this year's Opera season as well as her recently published book Opera Unveiled 2012, the 14th in a series of books focusing on the seasons of the Santa Fe Opera. A book signing and reception will follow Mays' talk.
$8 Alliance/Taos Opera Guild members, $10 non-members
Saturday, June 9, 7 p.m. William Kentridge: Anything is Possible This compelling film gives viewers an intimate look into the mind and creative process of William Kentridge, the South African artist whose acclaimed charcoal drawings, animations, video installations, shadow plays, mechanical puppets, tapestries, sculptures, live performance pieces, and operas have made him one of the most dynamic and exciting contemporary artists working today. With its rich historical references and undertones of political and social commentary, Kentridge's work has earned him inclusion in Time magazine's 2009 list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The documentary features exclusive interviews with Kentridge as he works in his studio and discusses his artistic philosophy and techniques. Kentridge talks about how his personal history as a white South African of Jewish heritage has informed recurring themes in his work-including violent oppression, class struggle, and social and political hierarchies. Additionally, Kentridge discusses his experiments with "machines that tell you what it is to look" and how the very mechanism of vision is a metaphor for "the agency we have, whether we like it or not, to make sense of the world." We see Kentridge in his studio as he creates animations, music, video, and projection pieces for his various projects, including Breathe (2008); I Am Not Me, the Horse Is Not Mine (2008); and the opera The Nose (2010), which premiered earlier this year at New York's Metropolitan Opera to rave reviews. This program is presented in collaboration with ART21. $8 Alliance members, $10 non-members
Thursday, June 14, 7 p.m Getting Down With the Grid - a lecture with Ann Landi Join art historian and arts writer Ann Landi for a lecture examining the work of Agnes Martin in the context of her contemporaries. Landi, a contributing editor of ARTnews, also writes for The Wall Street Journal and The Huffington Post. Her lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Agnes Martin: Before the Grid. $8 Alliance members, $10 non-members
Saturday, June 16, 7 p.m. La Fille Mal Gardee by the Royal Ballet of LONDON
The Harwood Museum of Art, in collaboration with Emerging Cinemas, presents a high-definition screening of La Fille Mal Gardee by the Royal Ballet of London. With its origins in a work first seen in Bordeaux in 1789, La Fille Mal Gardée has been staged by several choreographers in the 19th century. Frederick Ashton brought the work into the 20th century and created an instant classic which has never left The Royal Ballet's repertory. The simple story of Lise, her suitor Colas and Lise's larger-than-life mother, the Widow Simone, who tries to marry her off to the simpleton son of a rich neighbor, is full of delicious comedy but also wonderful, characterful choreography. One of the greatest pleasures of Fille is the way in which the steps, though at times devilishly difficult, never get in the way of the natural, easy storytelling. The virtuoso roles of Lise and Colas combine dazzling technique with tiny, intimate details that makes their romance touching and real, while the humor of Widow Simone and the innocent Alain, more interested in his red umbrella than Lise's charms, is delightful.
$12 Alliance Members; $15 non-members.
Saturday, June 23, 7 p.m. PORTRAIT of Wally, a film by Andrew Shea, distributed by Seventh Art Releasing
"A cinematic masterwork about a painted masterpiece." - E. Nina Rothe, Huffington Post
"A surprisingly engaging account of a landmark case that shook up the art world." - indieWire
Portrait of Wally, Egon Schiele's tender picture of his mistress, Walburga ("Wally") Neuzil, is the pride of the Leopold Museum in Vienna. But for 13 years the painting was locked up in New York, caught in a legal battle between the Austrian museum and the Jewish family from whom the Nazis seized the painting in 1939. The documentary PORTRAIT OF WALLY traces the history of this iconic image - from Schiele's gesture of affection toward his young lover, to the theft of the painting from Lea Bondi, a Jewish art dealer fleeing Vienna for her life, to the post-war confusion and subterfuge that evoke THE THIRD MAN, to the surprise resurfacing of "Wally" on loan to the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan in 1997.
$8 Alliance Members, $10 non-members
Sunday, June 24, 2 p.m. Wallace Stegner Documentary Co-sponsored by Somos and The Harwood Museum of Art.
Wallace Stegner, a biographical film portrait, celebrates the 2009 centennial of his birth. Wallace Stegner was an acclaimed writer, conservationist, and teacher. He became one of America's greatest writers. His books include the Pulitzer Prize-winning Angle of Repose and Beyond the Hundredth Meridian. His The Wilderness Letter became the conscience of the conservation movement. Wallace Stegner mentored a generation's greatest writers, including Ken Kesey, Edward Abbey, and Larry McMurtry. Narrated by Peter Coyote, this one-hour documentary paints a portrait of the West that Wallace Stegner so loved. The film reveals insights into his life through interviews with his famous students, contemporaries and family.
This is a free event. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 30, 7 p.m., FILM: seraphine SÉRAPHINE is the story of Séraphine Louis, aka Séraphine de Senlis (Yolande Moreau), a simple and profoundly devout housekeeper who - in 1905, at age 41, self-taught and with the instigation of her guardian angel - began painting brilliantly colorful canvases. In 1912 Wilhelm Uhde (Ulrich Tukur), a German art critic and collector - one of the first collectors of Picasso and champion of naïve primitive painter Le Douanier Rousseau - discovered Seraphine's paintings while she worked for him as a maid in his house in Senlis, outside Paris. A moving and unexpected relationship develops between the avant-garde art dealer and the visionary cleaning lady, leading to Séraphine's work being grouped with other naïve painters - the so-called "Sacred Heart Painters" - with acclaimed shows in France, elsewhere in Europe and eventually at New York's MOMA. Martin Provost's poignant portrait of this now largely forgotten painter is a testament to the mysteries of creativity and the resilience of one woman's spirit. A hit in France, SÉRAPHINE went on to a surprise win of the Best Picture and Best Actress for Yolande Moreau along with five other awards at the Cesars - the French Academy Awards.
$8 Alliance members, $10 non-members
Tickets for all programs are available at the museum's admissions desk. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Sundays, June 3, 10, 17, 1 p.m.
Agnes Martin: Before the Grid Tour
Tour meets at admissions desk
Join us for a docent tour that will shed light onto the work of internationally acclaimed artist Agnes Martin. You'll learn more about the artist's early career by exploring pivotal paintings that informed her better-known line and grid paintings. Don't miss your chance - this exhibition closes June 17! Free with museum admission.
NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS PROJECT
Monday-Friday, June 4 - August 10, 12- 2 p.m.
Neighborhood Arts Project
The Neighborhood Arts Project is a free community arts outreach program created and taught by arts educator Siena Sanderson, along with a team comprised of the Harwood's talented museum educators and volunteers. The program begins June 4 and continues every week at the five sites listed below through the second week in August.
Monday - Camino de la Merced
Tuesday - Taos County Housing / Gusdorf Road Gazebos
Wednesday - Arroyo Hondo Community Center
Thursday - Oo Oonah Art Center, Taos Pueblo
Friday - Taos County Housing / Ranchitos Road
This free program is 100% funded by numerous generous individuals from our community and throughout the U.S., along with support from the Quail Roost Foundation and the Town of Taos. Free lunch provided by the Taos Municipal Schools Summer Lunch Program. Volunteer opportunities are available! Donated Materials welcome. All Ages encouraged to join in the fun.
HARWOOD AT THE TAOS FARMERS MARKET
Saturday, June 16, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Taos Farmers Market, Town Hall
The Harwood Museum of Art is pleased to partner with the Taos Farmers Market to present a free art-making activity. Have fun at the Farmers Market, and create something wonderful using recycled materials. Designed for all ages.