May, 2017

Hermes and the Glass House present Centered Rhyme

Hermes and the Glass House present Centered Rhyme

Hermès and the Glass House are honored to introduce Centered Rhyme, a limited-edition 90x90cm silk twill scarf featuring a design by the late American artist Elaine Lustig Cohen (1927-2016). The design is based on a large-scale 1967 painting by the artist. To purchase, please contact the Glass House Design Store via phone at 203-594-9884 x0 […]

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UMFA Events June 2017

UMFA Events June 2017

While UMFA galleries remain closed for remodeling, the Museum is hosting films and artist talks in our Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium and Third Saturdays for Families in our education classroom. The Museum Café and Museum Store are open for business Monday through Friday. UMFA galleries will reopen the weekend of August […]

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Secure Your Spot on the  Contemporary Arts Center Venice Trip

Secure Your Spot on the Contemporary Arts Center Venice Trip

Venetian Art & the 57th Venice Biennale – October 14–19, 2017 Heavenly Venice, whose marble palaces seem to float atop her luminous lagoon, is a city of dreams. We invite you to join us for four extraordinary days in La Serenissima, coinciding with the 57th Venice Biennale. TRIP HIGHLIGHTS ATTEND the 57th Venice Biennale with […]

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Contemporary Jewish Museum Presents Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid

Contemporary Jewish Museum Presents Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid

Fourteen diverse contemporary artists act as modern maggids—interpreting traditional Jewish folktales and characters in new, commissioned works inspired by the rich Jewish tradition of stories that incorporate cautionary tales, traditional wisdom, and the supernatural. The Hebrew concept of maggid has multiple meanings and layers. The most basic definition is that of a religious teacher and […]

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