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Opening Celebration: January Exhibitions

$5 Admission Join us as we celebrate our latest exhibitions, (Re)Work It! Women Artists on Women’s Labor, Dalia Ramanauskas: As We Embark, & Sea Change | See Change. Immerse yourself in the exhibitions as you get a chance to meet the talented artists behind each captivating show Remarks by Executive Director Bob Burns and Chief Curator, Keffie Feldman.   (Re)Work It! Women Artists on Women’s Labor explores the many types of labor that women are often expected to manage –…

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January 21, 2024 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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$5 Admission
Join us as we celebrate our latest exhibitions, (Re)Work It! Women Artists on Women’s Labor, Dalia Ramanauskas: As We Embark, & Sea Change | See Change. Immerse yourself in the exhibitions as you get a chance to meet the talented artists behind each captivating show
Remarks by Executive Director Bob Burns and Chief Curator, Keffie Feldman.
 
(Re)Work It! Women Artists on Women’s Labor explores the many types of labor that women are often expected to manage – from caring for one’s family to participating in the labor force, from negotiating beauty standards to handling emotional labor, and more. A reprisal of a smaller exhibition from 2022, this new show delves more deeply into the topic by incorporating a wider range of voices and perspectives. Including artwork from approximately 30 contemporary female-identifying artists, (Re)Work It! broadens our definition and understanding of women’s labor in 21st century America.
Dalia Ramanauskas: As We Embark takes you on a journey. After a childhood spent fleeing Nazi-occupied Lithuania during World War II, she settled in New Haven, CT in 1949. Ramanauskas creates carefully rendered piles of old and tattered objects in pen and ink – a crucial reminder of the value each object holds in a world of disposable goods and reminiscent of childhood imaginative possibility where the mundane can become magical. Imbuing each work with her subtle sense of humor, Ramanauskas takes viewers along on her flights of fancy.
Sea Change | See Change enforces the idea that if artists and museums use their platform to raise awareness about climate impacts on our oceans, perhaps we will see change. Featuring the work of five award-winning visual artists, Daniel Baxter, Jeffrey Blondes, Zoe Matthiessen, Samantha Schwann, and Matthew Wood, and poet Sandy Carlson, this exhibition explores the world’s oceans with a focus on the Arctic. In a variety of media, including painting, photography, video, drawing, and sculpture, the artwork in this exhibition celebrates the beauty of our oceans and the tragedy of their degradation. By tempering a dire message with beauty and humor, this exhibition makes a clear case for protecting the ocean.