Upcoming Events

Special Events

Artist Talks

Talking About Matisse

Presented By: John Murray

Join us for this informal conversation about one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. John Murray will talk about Matisse's innovative styles, and how he altered the course of modern art and still affects young generations of artists.

February 5, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Fee: $20.00

Registration Required: Register Online, or call us at 617.964.3424.

Curator Workshop and COP Information Sessions

Curator Workshop and Info Session

Presented By: Gloria Sutton, Professor of Contemporary Art History and New Media, Northeastern University

This workshop brings together emerging and aspiring curators to learn about curating contemporary art from a curatorial professional. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue about curatorial ideas while learning more about the New Art Center’s Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP).

This workshop will feature a presentation by Gloria Sutton, Professor of Contemporary Art History and New Media at Northeastern University. Sutton will discuss her curatorial practice as well as some effective ways to create visual art exhibits and programs that reach beyond the gallery walls.

Following Sutton’s presentation, New Art Center staff will lead a question-and-answer period on the Curatorial Opportunity Program's proposal submission process.

About the Workshop Presenter

Gloria Sutton is Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History and New Media at Northeastern University in Boston. She received her PhD from the University of California Los Angeles and was a fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program and the Getty Research Institute. Sutton’s teaching and research focus on network-based communication models, time-based media practices and a critical history of technological experiments within visual art.

She has curated exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angles, the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles, and Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria. She has lectured at the New Museum in New York, MIT’s Program in Art Culture and Technology, Carleton College in Minnesota, San Francisco Art Institute, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, and Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (INHA) in Paris.

She has contributed to Afterimage, Art Bulletin, Art in America, and Rhizome.org, and has published numerous exhibition catalogue essays on artists including Kirsten Everberg (Pomona College Museum of Art, 2013), Renée Green (Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, 2009), Karl Haendel (Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, 2006), Carsten Höller (New Museum, 2011), Laura Owens (Kunsthalle Zurich, 2006), Kerry Tribe (American Academy Berlin, 2006), as well as Ice Cream: Contemporary Art in Culture (Phaidon, 2007) and Vitamin Ph, New Perspectives in Photography (Phaidon, 2006).

February 18, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Fee: $10.00

Registration Required: Register Online, or call us at 617.964.3424.

Exhibition Events and Programming

An Evening with Kip & Vanilla Chip

Presented By: Stephen St. Francis Decky

Join artist Stephen St. Francis Decky in an exploration of his adorably subversive characters and the ways in which they navigate life in a terminally cute world. This interactive event promises puppetry, animation, live performance, and more - all ages welcome!

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January 29, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Teen Stop-Motion Animation Workshop

Presented By: Stephen St. Francis Decky

Teens grades 7-10 are invited to join artist and filmmaker Stephen St. Francis Decky for this hands-on workshop. Learn the basics of stop-motion animation, story boarding, and more while creating a collaborative film to share with your family and friends.

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February 7, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Registration Required: Register Online, or call us at 617.964.3424.

Film Screening: "Please Don't Eat the Daisies"

Presented By: Michael Gaughran, curator of "The Power of Negative Thinking"

Join us for a screening of "Please Don’t Eat the Daisies" (1960), a classic comedy starring Doris Day and David Niven based on Jean Kerr's stories about an art critic and his family. After the movie, Michael Gaughran, curator of "The Power of Negative Thinking," will lead a discussion about art and camp.

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February 12, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Pity Party

If you don’t have anything nice to say, this party’s for you. Misery loves company, so come air your grievances with some like-minded pessimists over signature cocktails and catty treats. Artist and libations expert Emily Lombardo will create a series of delightful downers to toast and complain about.

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February 20, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Thursday Nights @ NAC

Paint Night

Each time you will paint something different based on modern and contemporary artist masterpieces. The teacher will bring a painting that will serve as a source of inspiration so students can explore color, shape, and composition coming up with their own artwork.

January 29, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $35.00

Registration Required: Register Online, or call us at 617.964.3424.

Paint Night

Each time you will paint something different based on modern and contemporary artist masterpieces. The teacher will bring a painting that will serve as a source of inspiration so students can explore color, shape, and composition coming up with their own artwork.

February 5, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $35.00

Registration Required: Register Online, or call us at 617.964.3424.

Watercolor Greeting Cards

Presented By: Nancy Merrifield

Whether for Valentines Day, birthdays or any special occasion, there is nothing like a hand made greeting card. This is a fun and very hands on workshop where you will be using a variety of watercolor techniques to create a collection of unique and attractive cards ! A great introduction to water coloring! All materials will be provided.

February 5, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $45.00

Registration Required: Register Online, or call us at 617.964.3424.

Printmaking with a Press Night

This is a super fun way to be introduced to an etching press. Using organic materials such as egg shells, leaves, recycled flat materials, plus stencils and paints, create your design and roll into the press. You will be amazed with what comes out on the other side! Use the same template to print it over, or add new items to finish your artwork. All materials are provided and no prior experience is required. Space is limited so please register at least 48 hours in advance.

March 19, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $35.00

Registration Required: Register Online, or call us at 617.964.3424.

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