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Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner & Abstract Expressionism

August 24th, 2023 · Comments Off on Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner & Abstract Expressionism · Art Room, City Library, Culturally Curious Art Series, Events, Main Branch, Virtual Programs, West Branch

Jackson Pollock is the famous originator of the drip and splatter paintings that came to epitomize Abstract Expressionism at the middle of the twentieth century.

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Seaside Escapes: The Art and Architecture of the New England Coast

July 20th, 2023 · Comments Off on Seaside Escapes: The Art and Architecture of the New England Coast · Art Room, Culturally Curious Art Series, Events, Main Branch, Virtual Programs, West Branch

From artist colonies to robber baron “summer cottages,” the New England shoreline has inspired countless creative works.

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Norman Rockwell on Art

June 22nd, 2023 · Comments Off on Norman Rockwell on Art · Art Room, City Library, Culturally Curious Art Series, Events, Main Branch, Virtual Programs, West Branch

“America’s favorite illustrator” is best known for his relatable scenes of modern American life with subjects selected for their broad appeal: families, holiday celebrations and young love.

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George Tooker: Modern Life and Magical Realism

June 1st, 2023 · Comments Off on George Tooker: Modern Life and Magical Realism · Art Room, City Library, Culturally Curious Art Series, Events, Main Branch, Virtual Programs, West Branch

George Tooker often depicted the tensions of modern life and inhuman bureaucracies.

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Revolutionary Design: Modern Architecture in New England

April 27th, 2023 · Comments Off on Revolutionary Design: Modern Architecture in New England · Art Room, City Library, Events, Main Branch, Virtual Programs, West Branch

New England is known for its history and its traditions, but it is also home to some daring and inventive modern designs from some of the world’s leading architects.

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Marc Chagall: Joy, Color & a Celebration of Jewish Culture

March 20th, 2023 · Comments Off on Marc Chagall: Joy, Color & a Celebration of Jewish Culture · Art Room, City Library, Culturally Curious Art Series, Events, Main Branch, Virtual Programs, West Branch

Marc Chagall’s colorful, abstracted paintings integrate a variety of elements from the modernist movements of the early twentieth century.

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Secret Stories Behind the World’s Most Iconic Paintings – Part II

December 22nd, 2022 · Comments Off on Secret Stories Behind the World’s Most Iconic Paintings – Part II · Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch, Uncategorized, Virtual Programs, West Branch

From American Gothic to Whistler’s Mother to Nighthawks, there are some images that are so ubiquitous in our culture that we have stopped looking at them closely.

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The Art of the Scandal: Thefts, Vandals & Forgeries

June 16th, 2022 · 2 Comments · Art Room, Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch, Virtual Programs, West Branch

This program explores some of the most brazen criminal acts in the art world and features works by artists including da Vinci, Michelangelo and Rembrandt.

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The Landscape as Canvas: Earth Art

March 10th, 2022 · Comments Off on The Landscape as Canvas: Earth Art · Art Room, Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch, Teens

In the 1960s and 70s, artists like Robert Smithson, Nancy Holt, and Ana Mendietta began the revolutionary practice of making art using materials from the natural world. Learn more about the inspiration for the movement and get insight into the works of several leading artists, including Andy Goldsworthy.

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Georgia O’Keeffe: Beyond the Blossoms

February 17th, 2022 · Comments Off on Georgia O’Keeffe: Beyond the Blossoms · Art Room, Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch, Teens

Join us for an evening which will shine a light on and examine the ways O’Keeffe employed abstraction to become known as the “Mother of American modernism.”

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