Art Education

Art Encounters - Lectures and Guided Tours

Contemporary Art Experiences with Brent Ridge

Do you want to be connected with the contemporary art scene of Greater Boston? Join us for this series led by Brent Ridge, a professional contemporary artist. Sign up for one, two or all sessions. Click on individual titles to register for one session or click the link at the bottom to register for the entire series.
Program Introduction and Contemporary Art 101
Wednesday, April 23 • 7:00-9:00pm at the New Art Center • $35 • AW147331
Guided Tour of Harrison Ave gallery scene, location of First Friday & SOWA Markets
Saturday, April 26 • 11:00am-1:00pm • $35 • AW147332
Guided tour of a private artist studio in Boston
Wednesday, May 21 • 7:00-9:00pm • $35 • AW147333

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Whitney Biennial: Introductory Lectures and Trip to New York

Are you an art adventurer? Join us for this exciting program that will provide you with knowledge and insight about contemporary art. John Murray will lead a three class, introductory series on contemporary art culminating in a group visit to the Whitney Biennial in New York City. Click on individual titles to register for one session or click the link at the bottom to register for the entire series.  
Art in America in the 70s
Thursday, April 24, 2014 • 7:00-9:00pm at the New Art Center • $35 • AW147324
About the Whitney Biennial
Thursday, May 1, 2014 • 7:00-9:00pm at the New Art Center • $35 • AW147325
Overview of select artists at the 2014 Whitney Biennial
Thursday, May 8, 2014 • 7:00-9:00pm at the New Art Center • $35 • AW147326
Trip to Whitney Biennial - more details to come
Saturday, May 10, 2014 • AW147327

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Watercolors of the Gardner Tour & Painting Class with Wendy Soneson

Join us for a tour of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum focusing on watercolors. After the tour, come back to NAC to interpret one of the paintings or a scene from the beautiful interiors of the museum. Intermediate and advanced painters welcome. Registration does not include museum admission.
Sunday, May 4, 2014 • 11:00am-3:00pm • $55 • AW147322

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Museum and Gallery Tours with Roberta Paul

This is a unique opportunity for you to take an intimate look into some of the best art galleries and museums. Meet gallery owners, curators, local artists, and get a” behind the scenes” of some of the hottest galleries and exhibitions in the area. Roberta will lead you on an insightful and entertaining journey through the contemporary art scene, introducing a wide array of media, artists and styles. Click on individual titles to register for one session or click the link at the bottom to register for the entire series.
Visit 1
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • 1:00-5:00pm • $110
Visit 2
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 • 1:00-5:00pm • $110
Visit 3
Wednesday, June 28, 2014 • 1:00-5:00pm • $110

Register Here for Roberta Paul's Series

Fragmentation in Contemporary Painting with Betty Glick

Fragmentation is an integral aspect of many contemporary artists’ vision.  In this slide-lecture Betty discusses the different ways in which achieve their unique styles by using different ways of breaking up their images.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • 7:00-9:00pm • $35 • AW147346

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