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Artist Talk: Jean Shin, January 31 - Jean Shin is nationally recognized for her monumental installations that transform everyday objects into elegant expressions of identity and community. For each project, she amasses vast collections of a particular object -- prescription pill bottles, sports trophies, sweaters -- which are often sourced through donations from individuals in a participating community. These intimate objects then become the materials for her conceptually rich sculptures, videos, and site-specific installations. Distinguished by her meticulous, labor-intensive process, and her engagement of the community, Shin's arresting installations reflect individuals' personal lives as well as collective issues that we face as a society.
Artist Talk: Jean Shin, January 31 - Jean Shin is nationally recognized for her monumental installations that transform everyday objects into elegant expressions of identity and community. For each project, she amasses vast collections of a particular object -- prescription pill bottles, sports trophies, sweaters -- which are often sourced through donations from individuals in a participating community. These intimate objects then become the materials for her conceptually rich sculptures, videos, and site-specific installations. Distinguished by her meticulous, labor-intensive process, and her engagement of the community, Shin's arresting installations reflect individuals' personal lives as well as collective issues that we face as a society.
Extraordinary Playscapes Talk, February 7 - What we learn through play impacts our physical, mental, social, and creative health -- and designers, architects, and play advocates are taking notice. Extraordinary Playscapes examines the art, history, science, and importance of play while telling the story behind some of the most incredible play spaces in the world. From towering treetop paths to hand-knit crochet playgrounds, scholar Amanda Hawkins of Design Museum Foundation will share how architects and designers worldwide are engaging diverse communities to translate play objectives into state-of-the-art and meaningful environments.
Extraordinary Playscapes Talk, February 7 - What we learn through play impacts our physical, mental, social, and creative health -- and designers, architects, and play advocates are taking notice. Extraordinary Playscapes examines the art, history, science, and importance of play while telling the story behind some of the most incredible play spaces in the world. From towering treetop paths to hand-knit crochet playgrounds, scholar Amanda Hawkins of Design Museum Foundation will share how architects and designers worldwide are engaging diverse communities to translate play objectives into state-of-the-art and meaningful environments.
Art On Film: Waste Land, February 12 - Filmed over nearly three years, Waste Land follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of "catadores" -- self designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz's initial objective was to "paint" the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. Directed by Lucy Walker.
Art On Film: Waste Land, February 12 - Filmed over nearly three years, Waste Land follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of "catadores" -- self designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz's initial objective was to "paint" the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. Directed by Lucy Walker.
Access + Ability Talk, February 28 - There has been a surge of design with and by people with a wide range of physical, cognitive, and sensory abilities. Cara McCarty, Curatorial Director at Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and co-curator of the exhibition Access + Ability, will explore how users and designers are expanding and adapting accessible products and solutions in ways previously unimaginable, from low-tech products that assist with daily routines to the newest cutting-edge technologies.
Access + Ability Talk, February 28 - There has been a surge of design with and by people with a wide range of physical, cognitive, and sensory abilities. Cara McCarty, Curatorial Director at Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and co-curator of the exhibition Access + Ability, will explore how users and designers are expanding and adapting accessible products and solutions in ways previously unimaginable, from low-tech products that assist with daily routines to the newest cutting-edge technologies.
Out There: Performance by Princess, March 9 - The performance duo Princess, comprising Alexis Gideon and Michael O'Neil (JD Samson & MEN), use music as the backbone of a multi-disciplinary practice that often explores issues of queerness and the concept of masculinity. Simultaneously gay, straight, queer, masculine, and feminine, Princess embodies the fluidity and coherence between the seemingly contradictory. Out There is a concept video album and live performance that explores the role men ought to be playing during the current cultural reckoning of misogyny. According to the artists, the science fiction narrative piece is likened to Beyoncé's "Lemonade" meets "Hamilton" meets Kraftwerk, and builds on the long legacy of concept albums like Ziggy Stardust and Deltron 3030. 
The world premiere of Out There takes place at the Andy Warhol Museum on March 1, followed by a tour and the NYC premiere at the New Museum in April.
Out There: Performance by Princess, March 9 - The performance duo Princess, comprising Alexis Gideon and Michael O'Neil (JD Samson & MEN), use music as the backbone of a multi-disciplinary practice that often explores issues of queerness and the concept of masculinity. Simultaneously gay, straight, queer, masculine, and feminine, Princess embodies the fluidity and coherence between the seemingly contradictory. Out There is a concept video album and live performance that explores the role men ought to be playing during the current cultural reckoning of misogyny. According to the artists, the science fiction narrative piece is likened to Beyoncé's "Lemonade" meets "Hamilton" meets Kraftwerk, and builds on the long legacy of concept albums like Ziggy Stardust and Deltron 3030. The world premiere of Out There takes place at the Andy Warhol Museum on March 1, followed by a tour and the NYC premiere at the New Museum in April.
Master Class: Collector's Series, March 12 - Master Classes offer a deeper look at various subjects, though are designed for any level, so no advance training is required. The Connoisseurship Series is a 3-part series, and need not be done in order as the courses will rotate continuously.
We all gather things around us, but what makes a "collection"? What is the difference between "shopping" and "collecting"? An art collection is a highly personalized reflection of the collector -- one's values, one's interests, one's 'taste.' Are you interested in starting a collection? Do you have art, but not sure if it constitutes a collection? This Master Class will look at some extraordinary collections and collectors, examine what makes a great collection, and offer insight into how to develop a collection, on any budget.
Master Class: Collector's Series, March 12 - Master Classes offer a deeper look at various subjects, though are designed for any level, so no advance training is required. The Connoisseurship Series is a 3-part series, and need not be done in order as the courses will rotate continuously. We all gather things around us, but what makes a "collection"? What is the difference between "shopping" and "collecting"? An art collection is a highly personalized reflection of the collector -- one's values, one's interests, one's 'taste.' Are you interested in starting a collection? Do you have art, but not sure if it constitutes a collection? This Master Class will look at some extraordinary collections and collectors, examine what makes a great collection, and offer insight into how to develop a collection, on any budget.
Sheila Hicks Talk, March 21 - Drawing on global weaving traditions, the history of painting and sculpture, and architecture, Sheila Hicks has redefined how fiber is used to create art, influencing a generation of artists. Curator Karin Campbell of Joslyn Art Museum will share how Hick's oeuvre has taken shape over time and discuss the essential links between the artist's work and lived experience.
Sheila Hicks Talk, March 21 - Drawing on global weaving traditions, the history of painting and sculpture, and architecture, Sheila Hicks has redefined how fiber is used to create art, influencing a generation of artists. Curator Karin Campbell of Joslyn Art Museum will share how Hick's oeuvre has taken shape over time and discuss the essential links between the artist's work and lived experience.
Curator Talk: Valerie Cassel Oliver, April 4 - Join us for a conversation with Valerie Cassel Oliver, Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Previously the Senior Curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, she also co-curated the Whitney Museum of American Art's Biennial Exhibition in 2000 and directed the Visiting Artists Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She will be speaking on her curatorial practice and her most recent project co-curating the first major survey of the work of Howardena Pindell.
Curator Talk: Valerie Cassel Oliver, April 4 - Join us for a conversation with Valerie Cassel Oliver, Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Previously the Senior Curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, she also co-curated the Whitney Museum of American Art's Biennial Exhibition in 2000 and directed the Visiting Artists Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She will be speaking on her curatorial practice and her most recent project co-curating the first major survey of the work of Howardena Pindell.
The Sarasota Museum of Art, a division of Ringling College of Art + Design, will serve as a catalyst for appreciation and understanding of globally significant contemporary art by artists both established and emerging.