Art that Speaks of Today
I recently made a trek with Nick and two of our friends to the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. It is one of my most favorite museums. This place is HUGE and new collections and exhibitions are being added to the spaces all the time.
This time, they had curated an exhibition entitled "Ceramics in the Expanded Field" that gave pause to the many techniques that clay can be manipulated by. I was awestruck by life sized sculptures that were completely coated with historic patterns and motifs.
Another exhibition we spent time with is the works of James Turrell, an artist that explores light and our experiences within its space. He transforms galleries into sitting areas with one special light source and asks the viewer to give their eyes time to adjust to the light source. In this time, he says "You are looking at you looking. What is important to [him] is to create an experience of wordless thought." It can feel a little bizarre to begin with but I am often left inspired by the experiences. You can read more about his work here.
There was much more fun to be had on the trip but we'll leave it there for now. I highly recommend this museum for a day trip, what a great way to spend time - immersed in art. Plus, they have a cute little cafe for lunch and a coffee treat.