Happening this Week
THE ETHICS OF COLOR: BLACK AND WHITE DOESN’T MAKE GREY
June 13th, Thursday, 7 - 8PM
As part of the Yale Norfolk School of Art Lecture Series, Aruna D’Souza is presenting a lecture on Lorraine O’Grady’s artwork and her 1983 conceptual project/exhibition, The Black and White Show, which was a response to New York’s segregated art work. D’Souza’s new book, Whitewalling, takes a look at how this exhibition, and two other case studies from the American art scene, ignited dialogue about how museums, curators and artists wrestle with notions of free speech and censorship. Her book was named one of the best art books of 2018 by The New York Timesand D’Souza’s writing can also be found in The Wall Street Journal, Art News and Art in America. A reception will follow the talk. Free.
Battel House. 20 Litchfield Road. Norfolk CT. 860.542.5180.
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BOOKS AND BLOOMS: BUNNY WILLIAMS & COUNTRY GARDENS
June 14th, Friday, 6PM
June 15th, Saturday, 10AM - 4PM
The Cornwall Library welcomes acclaimed interior decorator and landscape designer Bunny Williams to discuss her newest book, Love Affairs with Houses to the annual Books and Blooms kickoff lecture. The book chronicles her experience decorating fifteen different homes, each one offering unique challenges and requiring particular design strategies in order to create luxurious and livable spaces with character and purpose. There will be a cocktail reception and book signing with Bunny following the talk. The Saturday event includes tours of four country gardens, including Bunny Williams’ own Falls Village garden. $50 for all three events, $30 for just Bunny Williams Talk or Garden Tour only.
Cornwall Library. 30 Pine Street. Cornwall CT. 860.672.6874
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FATHER’S DAY AT THE CLARK
June 16th, Sunday, 10AM - 5PM
Grab dad and head for the hills at the Clark Art Institute! The whole family can make it a museum day with a special gallery guide exploring fathers and father-figures in the Clark collection. Then you can enjoy a picnic from the cafe while relaxing by the reflecting pools or taking a hike on the trails. $20 General Admission, Free for children under 18.
Clark Art Institute. 225 South Street. Williamstown MA. 413.458.2303.
TEA & TALK: EGYPTOMANIA
June 18th, Tuesday, 4PM
Dr. Bob Brier, aka “Mr. Mummy,” is recognized as a foremost Egyptologist. In this visual presentation, Dr. Brier will examine the fascination with the ancient world along the Nile River, covering the events that fanned the flames of “Egyptomania” during the last two centuries. Brier will also discuss why Victorians were especially interested in ancient Egypt. Brier conducts pioneering research, featured on CNN, 60 Minutes and in The New York Times, in mummification practices and has investigated some of the world’s most famous mummies, including King Tut, Vladimir Lenin, Eva Peron and the Medici family of Renaissance Italy. $28 Advance, $32 Day-of.
Ventfort Hall. 104 Walker Street. Lenox MA. 413.637.3206.
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MICAELA TAYLOR TL COLLECTIVE
June 20, Thursday, 6PM
Join the Dance Zone at the north end during Pittsfield’s Third Thursday cultural street festival for a family-friendly pop-up performance. TL Collective fuses contemporary dance and theatrical hip-hop with elements of groove and acrobatics, bringing high levels of athleticism to the stage. Artistic Director Micaela Taylor is highly acclaimed, including as one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch.” During Third Thursday, North Street is closed to vehicular traffic and filled with music, street performers, local food, community activities, craft vendors, and plenty more. Free.
Pittsfield MA. Corner of Bradford and North Streets in front of St. Joseph’s Church.