Posts tagged ‘Sculpture’

Winter Calendar of Special Events

Lower Garden

Visit the Hawthorne Inn of Concord
this winter and enjoy the fresh air of the country and the vibrant air of
culture. We have it all: Hike around Walden Pond,
catch an art exhibit and enjoy fine dining out and an after dinner conversation
by our fireside.




Here are a few events on our
calendar for 2013.




January 12- De Cordova
Sculpture Park
Snowshoe Tour.


Take a guided tour of the Sculpture
Park, the largest in New
England,  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.




January 27- April 21- PAINT
THINGS: beyond the stretchers


PAINT THINGS navigates the recent direction of contemporary
artists to expand painting beyond the stretcher into sculptural forms. This
group exhibition focuses on the growing spatial and material freedom in
painting as it merges with installation and sculpture. Featured artists include
Claire Ashley, Katie Bell, Sarah Braman, Sarah Cain, Alex Da Corte, Cheryl
Donegan, Franklin Evans, Kate Gilmore, Alex Hubbard, James Hyde, Sean Kennedy,
Wilson Lawrence, Steve Locke, Analia Saban, Allison Schulnik, Jessica
Stockholder, Mika Tajima, and Summer Wheat.




February 10- Romance at the
Old Manse


The Old Manse has seen both
happiness and heartbreak over the centuries. As we celebrate Valentine’s Day,
join us for a special romantic tour to learn about Harriet and Ezra Ripley,
newlyweds Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne, and more – with musical interludes
led by “Nathanial Hawthorne” himself at 1PM and 3PM.


Built in 1770 for patriot
minister William Emerson, The Old Manse, a National Historic Landmark, became
the center of Concord’s
political, literary, and social revolutions over the course of the next




March 7- Brian Donahue at the Concord Museum-
Farm to Lectern Speakers Series – bringing nationally-recognized agrarian
activists to Concord


An environmental historian,
farmer, and collaborator on the
“New England Good Food Vision 2060”, Brian
Donahue is Associate Professor of American Environmental Studies at
Brandeis University. Author of The Great
Meadow: Farmers and the Land in Colonial Concord
and Reclaiming the
Commons: Community Farms and Forests in a New England Town
(on the Concord
Reads booklist), he co-founded and for 12 years directed Land’s Sake, a
nonprofit community farm in Weston, Massachusetts. 7:00 p.m. at Concord Museum; free, by reservation,
978-369-9763, ext. 216


April 6, 13-15- Patriot’s
Day Celebrations 2013


Each year thousands of people
flock to historic Lexington and Concord to celebrate Patriot’s Day,
commemorating the opening battle of the American Revolutionary War on April 19,
1775. Many events are offered; including Parades, Battle re-enactments, a Ball and Colonial
Life demonstrations.

Temporary Structures:Performing Architecture in Contemporary Art

September 18–December 31, 2011.

 De Cordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln

This exhibition features thirteen artists and collaboratives who underscore the changeable and active nature of our built environment. In doing so, they take architecture beyond its obvious function as shelter and design and examine its social, psychological, and cultural resonance in our lives. Video, sculpture, installation, and performance converge to address architecture through three broad themes: intervention, mobility, and participation.

Over the past 50 years, architecture’s agency in society has emerged as a growing concern for contemporary artists. Be it the white-cube space of the gallery, the historic walls of a specific site, or the loaded evocations of Modernism embedded in glass and concrete surfaces, artists and theorists agree that there is no such thing as a neutral environment—every space speaks.

Temporary Structures: Performing Architecture in Contemporary Art uses nontraditional spaces of the deCordova Museum’s unique building and outdoor spaces to present an
avante-garde exhibition comprised of site-specific, performative, and participatory installations, engaging Museum visitors in a new way throughout the duration of the