The Falmouth Art Center’s Spring lecture series, Speaking of Art, features four fascinating art talks on Zoom: Hugh Eakin, John Taylor “Ike” Williams, Katherine Smith & Jerry Philogene, and Carol Scollans.
Buy your tickets now–$25 for an individual talk or $80 to attend all four.
Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket students under 18 are free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Ticket holders will be emailed the zoom link before each talk.
Hugh Eakin: Picasso’s War: How Modern Art Came to America
Wednesday, March 22 6:30 pm on Zoom
Author Hugh Eakin will talk about his new book, “Picasso’s War,” the riveting story of how dueling ambitions and the power of prodigy made America the cultural center of the world—and Picasso the most famous artist alive—in the shadow of World War II.
Hugh Eakin, a senior editor at Foreign Affairs, has written about museums and the art world for The New York Review of Books, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and The New York Times.
John Taylor “Ike” Williams: The Shores of Bohemia: A Cape Cod Story, 1910-1960
Thursday, March 30, 1:30 pm on Zoom
Author John Taylor “Ike” Williams, will talk about his new book, an intimate portrait of a legendary generation of artists, writers, activists, and dreamers who created a utopia on the shores of Cape Cod during the first half of the twentieth century.
John Taylor “Ike” Williams is a founder of the literary agency Kneerim & Williams and a lawyer specializing in intellectual property and First Amendment litigation. He is the coauthor of the widely used textbook Perle, Williams & Fischer on Publishing Law. Williams has served as chair of the National Endowment for the Arts awards panel and as a trustee of the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, among other positions. He lives in Cambridge and Wellfleet, Massachusetts.
Katherine Smith & Jerry Philogene: Myrlande Constant: The Work of Radiance
Tuesday, April 4, 6:30 pm on Zoom
Co-curators Jerry Philogene and Katherine Smith will talk about the Fowler Museum’s current show, the first retrospective of contemporary Haitian female artist Myrlande Constant, who has been creating groundbreaking work for thirty years. Constant’s panels, beaded tapestries, build on the drapo Vodou tradition, depicting the lwa as well as scenes of everyday life conducted in their company, unabashedly visualizing the permeable boundaries between spirits and humans.
Katherine Smith is a curatorial and research associate of Haitian arts at the Fowler Museum at UCLA and a lecturer in the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance. Jerry Philogene is associate professor in the American Studies Department at Dickinson College.
Carol Scollans: Melissa Shook: Inside and Out
Thursday, April 13, 6:30 pm on Zoom
Curator and UMass Boston Art History Professor Carol Scollans will speak about last fall’s retrospective exhibit at UMass Boston, Melissa Shook: Inside and Out which brought together photography, video works, objects, and ephemera spanning six decades to honor the life’s work of artist, educator, and activist Melissa Shook (1939-2020). Best known for her self-portraits and documentary style photography representing and humanizing marginalized peoples – including Queer folks, the homeless, immigrants, and the elderly – Shook’s practice expanded throughout her career to include writing, book making, drawing, sculpture, video art, and social practice art through direct action and mutual aid projects.
Scholar, curator, and author Carol Scollans has been a senior lecturer in art history for the art and art history department at the University of Massachusetts Boston for more than 25 years and specializes in the study of American art, in particular, art, artists and collectors from Boston.
A Major Thank you to our Lead Sponsor: Burton & Burton of Sotheby’s International Realty for making this speaker program possible.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Falmouth Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.