Lectures, Films, Concerts
On Sunday, November 4 at 2pm the Japanese American Citizens League in partnership with the Concord Art Association will host an illustrated talk by Concord resident Robert J. Maeda titled: Isamu Noguchi: Bridging Cultures. He will discuss the life and work of sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988) who was one of the twentieth century’s most important and critically acclaimed sculptors.
Robert J. Maeda taught Asian Art History at Brandeis University from 1967-2000. Late in his career he became interested in the life and career of the sculptor Isamu Noguchi who voluntarily entered the Japanese Internment camp at Poston, Arizona, the same camp as Maeda's family. Maeda will discuss Noguchi's art in terms of Noguchi's biracial family, his artistic training and his international reputation.
Sunday, November 4
Admission is free and open to the public.
For reservations, please call 978-369-2578 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for a series of films revealing the life of artists, their work and their place in the world. Films are free of charge and open to all. For reservations please email email@example.com.
2008 83 minutes
This documentary takes an in-depth look at the influential career of iconic photographer Annie Leibovitz, from her earliest artistic efforts to her storied tenure at Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair magazines and beyond. Intimately filmed by Annie's sister Barbara Leibovitz, the film features interviews with the artist as she works at home, along with insights from many of the celebrities she has photographed.
September 26, 7:00pm
2007 75 minutes
Join art historian Robert Hughes for a fascinating journey into the life of Spanish painter Francisco Goya. Using the artist's works as the benchmarks in this biographical profile, Hughes follows Goya from his role as painter to the royal court through his maturity as a war reporter and into his troubled final years. Hughes reveals how the upheaval of Goya's life can be traced through his paintings that range from the fanciful to the insane.
October 17, 7:00pm (CANCELLED)
2008 56 minutes
Join us on a provocative odyssey into the mesmerizing world of modern origami, where artists and scientists use the ancient art form to craft works of delicate beauty and to model cutting-edge mathematical theories. Pushing the envelope of origami to include caricatured portraits and elaborate abstract designs, these experts examine how paper folding can reveal the profound connection between art, science and philosophy.
November 14, 7:00pm
2007 117 minutes
This documentary chronicles the 12 years that Nazis pillaged or destroyed works of art throughout Europe and the international effort to locate, protect and return millions of valuable treasures. The film traces the story of art lovers and everyday heroes who tried to thwart the looting Nazis and reveals how experts from Europe and the United States are still working to recover priceless works of art missing or hidden for decades.
Time/Date: December 5, 7:00pm
with Siri Smedvig
Join us for an evening of chamber music and holiday favorites with Siri Smedvig and the Egg Rock Quartet. Get into the spirit of the season and listen to beautiful music surrounded by art in our upstairs gallery.
Please note new date:
Wednesday, December 12, 7:00pm
Free for members; $10 non-members
For reservations please call 978-369-2578 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FROM THE CONCORD ART VIDEO VAULT: TAPED LECTURE
For an inspirational panel discussion that was presented in conjuntion with our From A Fixed Point exhibition, check out Concord Carlisle Community Television On-Demand. The panel discussion is listed under the "Entertainment" category.
Did you miss our lectures with Shaun Mcniff? If so, you can enjoy his presentation by viewing A Conversation with Shaun McNiff.