Art Talk: Spirituality in Contemporary Art with Elaine A. King, Art Historian
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 Third Talk: Spirituality in Contemporary Art with Elaine A. King, Art Historian
The term ‘spiritual’ refers to a yearning to seek something superior than the self; the desire to search for the source of life and the nature of death, and the acknowledgment of elusive forces at work in the universe beyond materialism. Art and the theme of spirituality have had throughout time a firm union often entwined and reciprocally supportive. Conversely, art that touches on spiritual essences is not automatically linked with any specific religion or dogma in the institutional formal sense of the meaning. Today numerous artists produce work that evinces the spiritual.
Elaine A. King is Professor Emerita at Carnegie Mellon University where she taught the History of Art, Art Criticism, and Museum Studies. Her Interdisciplinary PhD in Art History and Theory is from Northwestern University. King’s concentration is on Post-1945 American art and culture. American University selected her to be the Distinguished Art Historian in the International Program in Italy. In 2007 she was the guest curator for the Mari Mater O’Neill retrospective at the Museum of Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico for which she compiled a bi-lingual catalogue. King was a Senior Research Fellow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and in 2000-01. She was Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, [1993-1995] and the Director and Curator of the Carnegie Mellon Art Gallery [1985-1992]. King is a member of the Association of International Art Critics and regularly has given papers at international congresses as well as at the College Art Association, School of The Visual Arts, American Culture Conference.
Restaurant partner: Osteria La Civetta, Falmouth • 508.540.1616
$65 for One Talk
$150 for all Four Talks