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Reopening September, 2021
The Art Complex Museum is free and open to the public, located at 189 Alden Street in Duxbury, Massachusetts, 33 miles south of Boston.
Wednesday – Sunday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays and National Holidays
Admission to all exhibitions is free.
The Art Complex Museum’s galleries are wheelchair accessible.
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It's almost Super Bowl Sunday! Another "super bowl" worthy of celebration is this tea bowl created by Japanese artist Hamada Shōji (1884-1978) from Art Complex Museum's collection. The artist served as a cultural conduit, helping to spread Eastern pottery traditions to the West. Hamada along with Bernard Leach (1887-1979) is considered to be the co-founder of modern day pottery, blending Eastern and Western techniques. Fired in 1971 in the Ryuku Kiln, the tea bowl was thrown and glazed in gray with green and red decoration.
Hamada Shōji (1884-1978), active in Japan, Tea Bowl, 1971, glazed ceramic
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Dear Friends of the Art Complex Museum,
The museum reopening, originally planned for June, 2021, has been rescheduled. Ongoing issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have delayed the reopening until the fall of 2021. During the closure the museum has been in the process of implementing a number of projects to enhance the visitor experience by upgrading the facilities and laying the groundwork for the Art Complex’s next fifty years. The museum will reopen in September, 2021 with exhibitions based on the permanent collection that will highlight our 50 years of existence. A fifty-year celebration will be planned at a future date when it will be safe for all.
On behalf of the Trustees and staff of the Art Complex Museum, we send your our best, wish you well, and look forward to keeping in touch through our digital presence until our doors open again.
Charles Weyerhaeuser – Museum Director
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With blizzard conditions predicted as a Nor'easter envelops New England, its a good day to stay warm with a pot of tea! This whimsical teapot created by Chris Gustin, studio artist and Professor emeritus at UMass Dartmouth, demonstrates the artist's skill creating sculptural forms. Gustin founded Gustin Ceramics and Tile in 1996, after he and his wife designed their new home. He made all the tile for the house.
Chris Gustin, American (b. 1952), Teapot #106, 2001, Anagam wood fired stoneware
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The construction of our new footbridge is underway. This will connect our main parking lot to the Judah Alden House, where our education studio is located. We look forward to, once again, welcoming students and visitors to join us in a variety of programing at the Alden Studio and the Alden Studio Gallery.
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We're all about building bridges. The weather hasn't stopped this project from moving forward. #g2_collaborative #artcomplexmuseum #museum #projects #improvements #design #engineering #behindthescenes #MuseumFromHome #50thanniversary #acmat50 ... See MoreSee Less
Meet artist Gillian Christy! She is inspired to create artwork based on the familiar objects that one may view on a daily basis. She uses the term "Connectors" to describe the focus of her work. Using this theme to create sculpture, she explores the elements of what connects home with one's everyday surroundings. Click link in bio for more.
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Born in Japan in 1890, Kerr Eby was the son of Canadian Methodist Missionaries. He took art classes at the Pratt Institute in New York while working for a lithographic firm to cover his tuition and living expenses. However, his expenses soon overwhelmed him and he returned to Canada and took a job surveying in northern Ontario. His time in the wilderness were inspiring and he soon was able to return to NYC to work and take evening classes at the Art Student League.
This frosty scene entitled Island Winter in Ontario, It is likely a scene from Akimiski Island in James Bay. Eby rented a summer studio from 1913 to 1917. He had an etching press in his studio and during the summer of 1915, 56 year-old American painter Childe Hassam who was staying in the colony, rekindled his interest in etching. Eby generously placed his press and atelier at Mr. Hassam's disposal. Hassam spent most of the summer making prints. Eby had mastered etching and his work inspired Hassam.
Kerr Eby, Canadian/American (1890-1946) "Island Winter," 1910, etching
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🌨️☂️ This moody snow scene created by artist Martin Lewis, depicts wary pedestrians braving the frosty elements. Their trench coats and umbrellas are all that shield them from the blizzard. Snow quickly accumulates on the city stoops and sidewalks as they make their way home. Born in Castlemaine, Australia, Martin Lewis became an important printmaker in the United States during the 1920s and 1930s. He lived in New York City most of his life where he was excited to chronicle the rhythms of city life. A trip to Japan in 1920-22, deeply influenced his printmaking. Lewis and lithographer George C. Miller organized a printmaking school in New York, in 1934. Later Lewis taught at the Art Students League from 1944 to 1951.
Martin Lewis, American (1881-1962), "Stoops in the Snow," 1930, drypoint with sandpaper ground
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🌲 Artist Clare Leighton created this wood engraving, "Loading" (1931), that depicts timber workers stacking snowy logs onto a carrier in the woods. The English/American illustrator wrote and illustrated numerous books promoting the countryside and the people who worked the land. During the 1920s and 1930s, as the world around her became increasingly industrial and urban, Leighton focused on bucolic, rural scenes that featured working men and women. In the 1950s she created designs for Steuben Glass and Wedgwood. She designed several stained glass windows for churches in New England including the Worcester Cathedral, in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Clare Leighton, American (1898-1989), "Loading," 1931, wood engraving
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This gentleman in a fur hat with commanding presence is no one in particular, but the image bears similarity to a red chalk drawing from a series of grand old men created by Rembrandt. "Tronies," a Dutch word for "face," refers to a genre common in the Dutch Golden age and Flemish Baroque period that consisted of figures with exaggerated facial expressions, as seen in Rembrandt’s fantasy portraits.
The man in the divided fur cap is likely a lowly fellow of little affluence. To Rembrandt, the sitter’s status was infinitely less important than his visage. Rembrandt enjoyed the company of such commoners and would illustrate their gestures of sorrow and disquiet. In an effort to reveal human truths, the artist embraced these unsavory characters as his subjects.
Rembrandt van Rijn, Netherlands, 1606-1669, "Old Man with Divided Fur Cap," 1640, etching and drypoint
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