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Above image (L-R): Georgina Lewis April 20 2020, Courtney Stock Legends Aren’t Born That Way, Georganna Greene For a Limited Time, Joanne Tarlin Epiphany 1, and Lauren Comerato, Preserved.

The New Art Center is pleased to present Women in Abstraction, an in-person and virtual exhibition. A selection of this exhibition will be on view in-person with the majority displayed virtually through a platform called ArtSteps. Admission and online viewing is free and open to the public. Artwork is available for purchase. High resolution images available upon request. For more information, please contact [email protected]

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Women in Abstraction is the first in-person and virtual exhibition in our BIPOC Curatorial Program. Abstraction has been examined through a more critical historical lens recently as documents reveal the disparities left out of many conversations. The New Art Center sought abstract works that engaged in gender, race, class and history as it relates to abstraction. We invited artists to submit work that helps to push and provoke dialogues about abstraction throughout history.

This exhibition is a part of the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Curatorial Program. As a community arts education space, the New Art Center believes that art creates change. With a 44+ year history of building community through art, we recognize it is crucial to use our platform to fight systemic racism and social injustices. The BIPOC Curatorial Program enables curators who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color to develop and share exhibitions that spark dialogue, share personal vision, and personal experiences through curation. We hope this opportunity will create much needed dialogue to counter systemic racism.

The New Art Corridor is sponsored by The Village Bank, Mark Development, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

The sponsors of the BIPOC Curatorial Program include: The Harmony Foundation, Newton Cultural Council, and The Cambridge Savings Bank.

Learn more about this exhibition here

Related Events:

Recorded Artist Panel with Destiny Palmer and Cicely Carew – Recorded on June 16th at 6:00 PM

In the event of a COVID-related building closure, in-person classes will continue with live online learning (Zoom). In the case of equipment-intensive courses, the curriculum may be adjusted slightly. For example, all ceramics classes will continue with a handbuilding focus.

Please Note: Online registration for classes that begin on Monday or Saturday close the Friday before at 12PM. Online registration for classes that begin on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday close on the day before at 12PM. If class registration has closed online and you are interested in registering, please email Marte at [email protected]

Adult Live Online Learning (Zoom) Classes: The “Student’s Email” you provide during registration will be emailed the Zoom link and login information one hour before the class begins.

Children/TeenĀ Live Online Learning (Zoom) Classes: The email you provide at checkout will be emailed the Zoom link and login information one hour before the class begins.

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