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|Feb. 06, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm||
MMoCA Night: ChanSchatz Opening Reception
The spirit of Madison will be seen and felt as MMoCA welcomes one and all to celebrate the opening of Eric and Heather ChanSchatz: 22nd Century. Beginning at 6 pm, guests may preview the exhibition, which includes works informed by the artists’ interactive process of engagement with the Madison community. At 6:30 pm MMoCA director Stephen Fleischman will lead a conversation with the artists about the works included in the exhibition, while exploring the artists’ unique process. Local bands, Golpe Tierra and No Name String Band, will blend sounds in a live performance. Delicious hors d’oeuvres from Fresco will be passed. This special event will welcome all guests free of charge. more »
|Feb. 06, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm||
A Conversation with Eric and Heather ChanSchatz
Eric and Heather ChanSchatz will talk with MMoCA director Stephen Fleischman about their collaboration and methods of involving global communities in their creative process. The artists have worked together for the past twenty years, developing a lexicon of visual imagery that they employ in their large-scale, abstract paintings. A Lussier Family Lecture. more »
|Feb. 07, 2015 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm||
Examine Narayan Mahon’s beautiful and insightful representations of the people and places depicted in his photographic project, Lands in Limbo. Led by MMoCA docent Gil Hillman, this free guided tour provides tools to consider artists’ creative decisions and develop meaningful interpretations of their work. Meet in the MMoCA lobby. more »
|Feb. 08, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm||
Kids' Art Adventure
Eric and Heather ChanSchatz are creating an abstract portrait of Madison based on the choices and ideas of its citizens. Collaborate with your loved ones to create an abstract painting that represents all of you. more »
|Feb. 13, 2015 - 12:30pm to 1:00pm||
Stuck in Limbo: Why do groups seek independence and why it is so hard to get?
Lands in Limbo documents the lives of people stuck in the liminal world of unrecognized states. Nadav Shelef will explore why groups seek independence despite the costs and the reasons they stay in limbo. more »
|Mar. 06, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm||
This MMoCA Nights gathering will continue to probe Eric and Heather ChanSchatz: 22nd Century. Guests may explore the exhibition from 6-9 pm. At 6:30 pm Melanie Herzog will lead a gallery talk entitled Art as a Force for Social Change. Members of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets and others will read original poems crafted in response to Eric and Heather ChanSchatz: 22nd Century from 7:30 to 8:15 pm. Enjoy live music from The Tony Castaneda Latin Jazz Band, hors d’oeuvres from Fresco, and a cash bar. Free for MMoCA members / $10 for non-members. more »
|Mar. 06, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm||
Melanie Herzog: Art as a Force for Social Change
Art alone cannot change the world, yet it can influence individual and collective thought and action. This talk by Melanie Herzog will explore art that emerges from interactions among socially engaged artists and broader communities, resulting in communal expressions of peoples’ experiences, hopes, and individual stories. MMoCA Nights admission $10/Members free. more »
|Mar. 06, 2015 - 7:30pm to 8:15pm||
Poets Respond to Madison
In this special evening of poetry, members of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets (WFoP), Madison’s Poets Laureate, Sarah Busse and Wendy Vardaman, Wisconsin's Poet Laureate Kimberly Blaeser, and other invited poets will read original poems inspired by Eric and Heather ChanSchatz: 22nd Century. MMoCA Nights admission $10/Members free. more »
|Mar. 07, 2015 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm||
Join a thought-provoking exploration of Eric and Heather ChanSchatz: 22nd Century focused on the artists’ work with international communities including American soldiers in Iraq, coal miners in Pennsylvania, Cairo citizens in the Arab Spring, and stateless children in Thailand. Led by MMoCA docent Susan Hoffman, this free guided tour provides tools to consider artists’ creative decisions and develop meaningful interpretations of their work. Meet in the MMoCA lobby. more »
|Mar. 08, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm||
Kids' Art Adventure
Imagine what it would be like to form your own country. Explore the photographs in Narayan Mahon: Lands in Limbo, then make a playset featuring a country of your creation. more »