Up for Discussion

Up for Discussion is an event series that gives Museum Members and visitors the opportunity to hear from and interact with artists, writers, filmmakers, performing artists, poets and many other inspiring special guests within the walls of the Museum. Many Up for Discussions programs are held after hours in an intimate Museum studio setting. The format and topic of each event are coordinated to reflect our current exhibitions on view at the Museum. Audience discussion and interaction are always encouraged. Up for Discussion is free with Museum Membership or admission.

Fall 2014 Programs

Adrianne Wortzel
SEPTEMBER 24 — Wednesday, 6:00–7:30 p.m.
East Wing | New Media Gallery

Please join us for a lecture and presentation with artist Adrianne Wortzel. She will talk about her robotic installations and performance productions and future projects. Her work has been exhibited, collected and published nationally and internationally. She is a Professor of Entertainment Technology and Emerging Media Technolgoies at New York City College of Technology, City University of New York.

Held in conjunction with Humans and Machines: The Robotic Worlds of Adrianne Wortzel.

Gallery Talk with Mary Frank + Opening Reception
SEPTEMBER 26 — Friday at 5:30 p.m.
Reception from 5:00–7:00 p.m.
North Wing | Appleby Memorial Foundation Gallery

Please join us for a special gallery talk with artist Mary Frank at the opening for her exhibition Myth and Memory. Frank was born in London, England in 1933 and moved to the United States at the age of seven. In the early 1950s she began carving wood sculpture, and briefly studied with Hans Hoffman and Max Beckmann. In 1969, she worked on large multi-part, figurative clay sculptures, drawings and monoprints, which remained the major focus of her work throughout the 1970s and ‘80s. In the 1990s, she turned to painting as her primary medium. Frank will talk about her life and career. Following the talk, please join us for a reception until 7:00 p.m.

Held in conjunction with Mary Frank: Finding My Way Home.