upcoming exhibitionsSky: A National Juried Exhibition
March 9 – May 25, 2014
Sky is an exhibition juried by two prominent figures in the national art world. From ancient mythology to surreal skyscapes, artists and philosophers have long meditated on the theme of sky. This exhibition asks artists to explore how the sky—both atmospheric and conceptual—can be represented in a diverse reach of media.
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Curriculum Connection: Explore our celestial dome—from scientific cloud formations and constellations of astronomy, to surreal interpretations of sky in contemporary art.
Art Project: Create a skyscape that is populated by your own flying fantastical creatures.
Classroom Follow-up: Explore the ancient myths and stories of the stars in the sky. The Skull Show
June 12 – August 31, 2014
Closing our season, the Bedford will narrow its focus to the physical and historical world of the skull. The Skull Show examines the role that skulls have played in the historical register, as momento mori, traditional religious icons, and vanitas themes in still life paintings. The Skull Show will also highlight the role the skull has played in the contemporary arts, exploring its appearance in counter cultures such as skate, surf, tattoo, as well as urban graffiti projects.
Curriculum Connection: Experience the concept and use of skulls in art contemporary and art history, and learn about how—for centuries—the skull has been used as a cultural icon.
Art Project: Create your own skull using everything from glitter and beads to fabric and fur.