You Art What You Eat 2021


We have reinvented our annual You ART What You Eat fundraiser for the Zoom era! The event now consists of four special Art Talks on Zoom.

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We have reinvented our annual You ART What You Eat fundraiser for the Zoom era! The event now consists of four special Art Talks on Zoom. Each family that purchases tickets gets a special gift from the Falmouth Art Center while supplies last. The gift, which is available to be picked up at the Art Center, features handmade items from our weavers and potters. Order tickets online on this page or call us at 508-540-3304.

Want to see all four talks but can’t make it to one of them? No problem. We are recording the talks and we can send you a link to the recording of the talk you miss.

Support our Local Restaurants! The fundraiser is doubling as a promotion for our local restaurants that are struggling. We are encouraging everyone who purchases tickets for the talks to order from a specific local restaurant that has created a special prix fixe takeout meal for the evening. The restaurants and their phone numbers are listed with each talk below. Order directly from the restaurant and pay the restaurants directly for the meal—they keep 100% of the proceeds. We have given the phone number for each restaurant and the menus and prices. Tell them you are part of the Falmouth Art Center’s You ART What You Eat fundraiser and make your choices from the special prix fixe menu.



First talk: Tuesday, April 6 at 6:30pm

Talk title: The Black Painter Who Changed Providence
Speaker: Murray Whyte, Boston Globe

Murray Whyte, art critic of The Boston Globe, goes into depth on a topic recently featured in the Globe, the work of 19th century painter Edward Mitchell Bannister. Whyte said what he found out in his research about Bannister was “a revelation” to him. Whyte reveals that Bannister was not only a remarkable painter, but a civic leader who helped to put Providence on the map as a cultural center. He was a founding board member of the Rhode Island School of Design in 1877 and the driving force in establishing the Providence Art Club in 1880. One hundred of his works, are held by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Click Here for Murray Whyte’s bio.

Repose by Edward Mitchell Bannister. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Gift of G. William Miller


Restaurant partner: Bleu, Mashpee  • 508.539.7907 

Click Here for Menu and ordering instructions.



Second Talk: Wednesday, April 14 at 6:30pm

Talk title: American Modernism in New England from the 1890s to the 1960s
Speaker: Carol Scollans, University of Massachusetts at Boston

Modern Art in America is defined by a generation of visionary artists experimenting with conceptions of realism, abstraction and non-representational art.  

Unique to this region, from Maine to Provincetown, exist art colonies and enclaves that supported and advanced these endeavors in the American vernacular.

This lecture focuses on the men and women central to this van guard from the late 19th century up through the 1960s. Click Here for Carol Scollans’ bio.

Cool Summer by Helen Frankenthaler (1964)


Restaurant partner: Quicks Hole Tavern, Woods Hole •  508.495-0048 


Click here to view menu and ordering instructions. Orders for this special $45 prix fixe menu should be placed by end of the day Monday, April 12. Orders can be called in. You can also email to, and will receive a confirmation. Please mention the Falmouth Art Center and You ART What You Eat when you place your order. 

Third Talk: Tuesday, April 20 at 6:30pm

Two Thousand Points by Emily Cheng (2018)

Talk title: Spirituality in Contemporary Art
Speaker: Elaine A. King, Art Historian

The term ‘spiritual’ refers to a yearning to seek something superior than the self; the desire to search for the source of life and the nature of death, and the acknowledgement of elusive forces at work in the universe beyond materialism.  Art and the theme of spirituality have had throughout time a firm union often entwined and reciprocally supportive.  Conversely, art that touches on spiritual essences is not automatically linked with any specific religion or dogma in the institutional formal sense of the meaning.  Today numerous artists produce work that evinces the spiritual.

Click Here for Elaine A. King’s bio.


Restaurant partner: Osteria La Civetta, Falmouth • 508.540.1616

All orders need to be in by Sunday, April 18. Pick up of the meal is on the day of the event, Tuesday, April 20. Price: $35

View Menu and Ordering Instructions Here


Fourth talk: Thursday, April 29 at 6:30pm

Talk title: Democracy of the Land: Mobil Warming
Speaker: Jay Critchley of Provincetown

What’s up with our climate-gentrified meritocracy?
Is the biomic spillover of corporate cocktails creating
coal dusted capitalist sea ice revenge?

Please leave your excited delirium at home.

Artist Jay Critchley discusses his current project that tackles climate change from the perspective of the petroleum and fossil fuel industry and their undermining of climate science and the human causes of global warming.  Click here for Jay Critchley’s bio.

Democracy of the Land: Mobil Warming–an art project by Jay Critchley

Restaurant partner: Water Street Kitchen, Woods Hole • 508.540.5656

They are taking orders now: 3 course menu for $50. view menu and secure your spot on their website. Availability for this meal is limited so please order early. Click here to view menu  and ordering instructions.





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