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The museum is currently closed. Reopening July, 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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2 hours ago
More from Michael Stasiuk's show, "Animalia," at the George Marshall Gallery in York, Maine. Michael has shown at The Art Complex Museum a few times over the last twenty or so years. Most recently, in "Some Assembly Required" in 2018.
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17 hours ago
Today is National Black Cat Day! Black cats have an undeserved reputation for being bad luck, especially during the Halloween season as they’re associated with witches and other spooky things. National Black Cat Day aims to eliminate the stigma by celebrating the lovable furry felines. There are more black cats than any other color!
Artist Wanda Gág created this wood engraving entitled, Cats at the Window in 1929. In addition to being a prolific printmaker, Gág was widely known for her children’s books, including Millions of Cats (1928). The book won the Newbury Honor Award in 1929. Millions of Cats is considered a classic in children’s literature, has never been out of print and is the oldest American picture book still in production.
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20 hours ago
Another one of Michael Stasiuk's "characters" from his exhibition, "Animalia," at the George Marshall Store Gallery in York, Maine.
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21 hours ago
Baseball player by Michael Stasiuk at the George Marshall Store Gallery in York, Maine. This is part of "Animalia," Michael's part of the group show. So nice to be making a few curatorial trips again.
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This barn (next to the George Marshall Store Gallery) was owned by John Hancock. He used the building as storage for the goods he sold to the stores on coastal New England.
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Mary Harding has built the gallery into one of New England's best over the past 25 years. The gallery was first a store (opening in 1861) and later home to the York Art Association.
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Curatorial trip to York, Maine the other day to see "Animalia," Michael Stasiuk's show at the George Marshall Store Gallery.
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The Chameleon Arts Ensemble opens its fall 2020 virtual chamber music season with a colorful avian-themed program – recorded outdoors, among the birds – on the grounds of The Art Complex Museum, in Duxbury, MA.
The concert, titled “communing with nature,” includes a selection of Duos for two violins by Béla Bartók; Franz Joseph Haydn’s sparkling C Major String Quartet, Op. 33, No. 3, “The Bird;” and John Luther Adams’ stunningly beautiful songbirdsongs for two piccolos and three percussion. Adams describes his songs as “echoes of rare moments and places where the voices of birds have been clear and I have been quiet enough to hear.” The result is an intimate dialogue between people, music, and nature.
It will be available to stream on-demand on Chameleon’s website (chameleonarts.org) from Saturday, October 24 at 7 PM through Saturday, October 31, 11:59 PM EST, and will additionally include artist interviews and downloadable program booklets.
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🍵🤲 It may be hard to tell by this photo, but this Sencha teapot by Kakumi Mizu is practically small enough to fit in the palm of your hand!
In 1973, at the time Sam Morse and Loise Cort visited the Kakumi family, acquiring wares on behalf of Carl A. Weyerhaeuser, Mizu was one of only a few women that were active potters in Bizen.
The Bizen kilns, located just to the east of the modern city of Okayama, in what was once Bizen Province, have been active since the eighth century. Characterized by its dark grey stoneware body that generally fires to brick-red, brown, or deep bronze color, Bizen ware is fired for a long period in the kiln without glaze, creating subtle gradations in distinctive seasoned coloring. The surface of Bizen ware ranges from matt to sheen and, with skill, colors can appear in a multitude of reds, yellows, and blues. Bizen ware, with its lack of artifice, held great appeal for Carl Weyerhaeuser, and it became a major part of the collection.
Kakumi Mizu, Sencha Teapot, 20th century, Bizen ware; stoneware with natural ash-glaze
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2 weeks ago
It’s hard to visit the Art Complex Museum and not notice George Greenamyer’s sculpture, “Five Shaker Houses.” Its silhouette has become synonymous with the museum’s distinctive façade, having been added to grounds over 40 years ago and featured in iterations of the ACM’s logo.
The museum, still in its infancy, found Greenamyer’s sculpture particularly fitting because of its Shaker theme. The artist used the Shaker theme in several of his pieces and his interest in Shaker life dates back to his mid-20s. Initially attracted to the Shaker design elements of simplicity, purity and function, he soon became intrigued by their philosophy.
“Much of my inspiration comes from structural engineering, Shaker furniture, folk art, Jules Verne, Yankee tinkering, military hardware, architecture, and various visual utopias produced by naive artists.”
John Baker in Arts Magazine said of a similar Shaker-themed sculpture by Greenamyer that, “the houses are a representation of a social ideal, a utopian image of society’s dwellings sustained by the sublime industrial power that holds them aloft in the sculpture.” Five Shaker Houses expresses similar ideas and is modeled after the meetinghouse at Mt. Lebanon, New York.
Greenamyer studied at the Philadelphia Museum College of Art and the University of Kansas. The Head of the Sculpture Department at Mass College of Art, Greenamyer was a professor there for more than thirty years and also served as a Research Fellow at MIT, studying wind machines and investigating the kinetics of potential energy to mechanical energy.
George Greenamyer, United States, b. 1939, ”Five Shaker Houses,” 1976, steel sculpture
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