This carved soapstone sculpture shows a kneeling woman with an infant in a carrier on her back. Her eyes and necklace, made from ivory, stand out against the dark color of the stone.
Creating carvings from natural resources like stone and bone is a traditional craft of Inuit artists. Soapstone, a softer stone, is easier to carve. Figures of animals, birds, men, women, and children are popular motifs. In the hunting culture, the carved figure of mother and child contrasts with imagery of male hunters, and represents the giving and nurturing of life.
Wishing all mothers a beautiful Mother's Day!
Mother and Child, c. 1940 Unknown artist, Baffin Island, Canada
Frequently called “in-the-moment music-making,” participants sit in a circle and play drums and/or hand percussion instruments. Participants engage together to create a group rhythm and cooperate in rhythm games. Facilitated by local percussionist Ed Sorrentino, Percussion Department Chair at the South Shore Conservatory.
Other sessions are scheduled for June 10, July 8, and August 5.
Aaron Larget-Caplan returns to the Art Complex Museum to perform his solo program, "Looking Bach, Listening Forward." The program includes music from his forthcoming album, "Spanish Candy," music by J.S. Back, and a premiere by Daniel Felsenfeld.
The concert is free. Seating is first-come, first-served. We reserve the right to cap attendance if the capacity of the room is exceeded.