Artist Talk and Book Signing

with Joan Jonas

Thursday, September 12, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Living Room

Join Joan Jonas in the Living Room for a talk, followed by a signing of the artist's new book published in conjunction with her exhibition.

About the Exhibition

I Know Why They Left is a new series of drawings centered on the vast array of mythical and archetypal animals present in the Museum’s collection. Drawn from lace, stone, metal, wood, tapestries, and paintings, the animal figures allude to the importance of nature’s life-force and our disruptive human presence. Jonas’s ability to conjure at once wonder, fear, humor through poetic images is just one of the reasons why her work has a magical effect on us.

Photo at top by Bridgette Lacombe

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The Artist-in-Residence Program is directed by Pieranna Cavalchini, Tom and Lisa Blumenthal Curator of Contemporary Art, and is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Barbara Lee Program Fund. Funding is also provided for site-specific installations of new work on the Anne H. Fitzpatrick Façade on Evans Way. The Museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which receives support from the State of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.