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The Truth of Still Life Painting

“Still life is the touchstone of painting.” – Édouard Manet A still life. One type may be a painting of a flower put with various fruits or vegetables surrounding its base. Another might evoke the mortality of life and involve a skull amongst one’s personal belongings. It was not until the Renaissance that still life emerged as an…

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New Year Changes

The beginning of a new calendar year always brings change—and along with it, new opportunities and challenges. The year 2018 has begun in just that way for the Mystic Museum of Art, with two significant announcements. The first is the announcement by George King that he is stepping down as MMoA Executive Director to pursue…

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Wendy Edwards/Jerry Mischak Exhibition Extended, Featured in Day Profile

The inaugural, first-full exhibition in MMoA’s new 15 Water Street Gallery has been extended through December 11. Featuring two- and three-dimensional works by married Providence artists Wendy Edwards and Jerry Mischak, the exhibition uses disparate and complementary approaches to portray and consider the natural world. Edwards, Mischak, and their work were all profiled by Staff…

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Day Newspaper Feature Focuses on Dualities in Boone’s Pairs Exhibition

Day Staff Writer Mary Biekert provided considerable insight and perspective in a recent piece looking at the related “pairs” of paintings and mixed-media in John Boone’s Pairs exhibition, on display in MMoA’s Liebig Gallery through November 11. Through hypnotic and repetitious usage of standard idioms and exclamation, the textual pop artist, who splits his time…

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MMoA Announces Photo Show 39 Prize Winners

A decades-old tradition, Mystic Museum of Art’s annual juried Photo Show features new names and some of the region’s most established photographers. This year, 145 works were accepted of the 199 entered as judged by juror Joe Standart, best known locally for his large-scale portraits of New London residents seen throughout the city. Awards were…

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Brackman Exhibition Featured in Hartford Courant Video/Story

Mystic Museum of Art is grateful to Susan Dunne for her incisive review of the current Robert Brackman: Thinking in Color exhibition. Dunne notes the influence of  Robert Henri, George Bellows, and the Ashcan School and includes a video of Erika Neenan, MMoA’s Curatorial Assistant to the Director, who curated the exhibition, discussing Brackman’s notoriety…

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Hundreds Support Art and Art Education at MMoA Annual Gala

Over two-hundred guests dined, danced, and bid generously on live and silent auction items to support art and art education and to honor Irene and Charles Hamm at Mystic Museum of Art’s Night at the Museum summer gala, held under the tent and in the Museum galleries on June 10.   Crucial funds were also…

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Columnist David Collins Highlights MMoA’s Brackman Exhibition

Sunday June 25th’s edition of The Day newspaper featured an incisive column by David Collins, who discussed the historic figures included in the current Robert Brackman: Thinking in Color exhibition. Portraits noted by Collins include those of aviator Charles Lindbergh and his wife, Anne, and Mystic Seaport and Duracell founder Phillip Mallory. In addition, Collins…

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MMoA Seeking Volunteers for Weekly “Weeder Social”

Get down and dirty every Thursday from 9-11 AM at the Weeder Social, where a team of volunteers will do the unsung but crucial task to help beautify MMoA’s majestic but ever-needy grounds and riverfront gardens. Bring tools or use the ones provided. Lemonade and cookies will be served. For questions, contact Rodolfo Reyes, MMoA’s…

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Getty Selects MMoA’s Salerno for Prestigious Summer Program

Dawn E. Salerno, Deputy Director for Public Engagement and Operations at Mystic Museum of Art (MMoA), has been selected one of 62 museum officials worldwide to attend the 2017 Getty Leadership Institute in Claremont, CA. The selective and intensive four-week program brings together a diverse range of leaders to gain skills to strengthen their cultural…

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