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My Conversations with Robert Motherwell, A Presentation by Deborah Forman

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March 16
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
$12 – $20
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Cape Cod Museum of Art
60 Hope Lane
Dennis, Massachusetts
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The Cape Cod Museum of Art presents:
My Conversations with Robert Motherwell, A Presentation by Deborah Forman
Saturday, March 16, 10:30 – 12:00 pm.
Member $12 / Non-Member $20 (non-member ticket includes Museum admission)

Deborah Forman interviewed the Abstract Expressionist artist Robert Motherwell, part of the Familial exhibition, twice. She talked to him in his summer home in Provincetown for the Cape Cod Times and again at his turn-of-the-century, converted carriage house and studio in Greenwich, Connecticut, for Boston Magazine. Deborah will share her personal recollections of the man and the artist. She will bring you up close to Motherwell, who made history as part of the Abstract Expressionist movement, which launched America into dominance in the art world. As part of the New York School, he brought its influence to Provincetown, where he spent more than thirty summers making art, galvanized by its seaside light.

This lecture is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Familial which highlights the relationships of our regional artists through artworks curated from the CCMoA Permanent Collection.

Image credit: “Robert Motherwell and Wife Renate Ponsold” (1980, Sept. Provincetown, Mass.), 1980, Renate Ponsold Motherwell, Black and white silver gelatin print on RC paper, 13″ x 19″ unframed. Gift of the Artist.

Deborah Forman is the author of five books: Perspectives on the Provincetown Art Colony, (2011); Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: Images of Land and Sea (2013); Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: People & Places (2014); Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: On Abstraction (2015); and Art from Cape Cod: Selections from the Cape Cod Museum of Art(2016), co-written with Edith Tonelli. All were published by Schiffer Books. She wrote the script, conducted the interviews, and worked on the filming for Art In Its Soul, an award-winning documentary on the history of the Provincetown art colony, aired on public television stations nationwide. Also, an artist, she is represented by Miller White Fine Arts in South Dennis. She studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Philadelphia Museum School of Art, and has a degree in journalism from Temple University. She has curated several shows at the museum and has taught courses at the museum, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, and Open University of Wellfleet.

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