Art Talk: American Modernism in New England from the 1890s to the 1960s with Carol Scollans, University of Massachusetts at Boston
We have reinvented our annual You ART What You Eat fundraiser for the Zoom era! The event now consists of four special Art Talks on Zoom. Each family that purchases tickets gets a special gift from the Falmouth Art Center while supplies last. The gift features a gift bag with a handmade item from our weavers and a handmade ceramic piece from our potters.
The fundraiser is doubling as a promotion for our local restaurants that are struggling at this time. We are encouraging everyone who purchases tickets for the talks to order from a specific local restaurant that has created a special takeout meal for the evening. Order directly from the restaurant—they keep 100% of the proceeds—to help support our wonderful local restaurants.
Our Second Talk: American Modernism in New England from the 1890s to the 1960s with Carol Scollans with Boston University
Modern Art in America is defined by a generation of visionary artists experimenting with conceptions of realism, abstraction and non-representational art.
Unique to this region, from Maine to Provincetown, exist art colonies and enclaves that supported and advanced these endeavors in the American vernacular.
This lecture focuses on the men and women central to this van guard from the late 19th century up through the 1960s.
Professor Carol G.J. Scollans has been a Senior Lecturer II in Art History for the Art Department at the University of Massachusetts, Boston for 20 years. She is also an independent scholar and curator. Her specialty has been the study of American Art and in particular, art, artists and collectors from Boston.
She has lectured both here and abroad on French and American 19th and 20th century painting, sculpture, graphic arts and photography. Her publications include works for the University of Massachusetts press, The New Hampshire Historical Society, Oxford University press and the University of New Hampshire.
She is currently researching a book in preparation for a future exhibition on the artists from the Island of Appledore in the Isles of Shoals and a catalogue raisonine on American Landscape painter John Enser.
Her recent books and essays include: Two Lives One Passion: Paintings by William Jurian Kaula and Lee Lufkin Kaula, The Blue Tree Publishers and Springfield Museum of Art Fine Art catalogues (2008 & 2019); The Allure of Venice, Paintings by Walter Franklin Lansil, The Blue Tree Publishers, 2018; Situated Becoming, Work by Margaret Hart, Kingston Gallery Press, Boston, 2019; and Richard Yarde: Distinguished Educator, Exhibition catalogue, Baltimore Museum of Art, November 2021.
Restaurant partner: Quicks Hole Tavern, Woods Hole • 508.495-0048
$65 for One Talk
$150 for all Four Talks