Summer of Love & Abstraction at Cape Cod Museum of Art

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Name: Summer of Love & Abstraction at Cape Cod Museum of Art
Date: August 6, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
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Event Description:
Marking the 50th anniversary of the Summer of 1967 that ushered in a countercultural fervor throughout the country, CCMoA exhibitions illuminate the Abstract Art movements that broke the conventions of Realism and led to new artistic expressions in the 1960s. The Summer of Love Annual Gala & Art Auction will bring back sights and sounds of that 1967 summer of celebration.  ‘….be sure to wear flowers in your hair.’
Exhibitions and Events

The ABC’s of Abstraction: Collection in Context - Understand and love Abstract Art through our Permanent Collection– On view June 15 -  August 10, 2017
Masters of Abstraction: Local Collections - Works by well-known artists Robert Motherwell, Andy Warhol, Jim Dine, Alexander Calder, Frank Stella and others on loan from collectors who love them.   On view June 15 – Sept 17, 2017
Collaboration with the Cape Playhouse
The Cape Playhouse, which is on the grounds with the Museum, will be presenting two award-winning plays whose theme is Abstract Art:  “Art” and “Red.”   
Dan Welden:  Innovations in Printmaking
                This exhibition highlights Weldon’s large-scale abstract prints created with his own environmentally-safe Solarplate process which eliminates harmful chemicals – he uses the Sun!  On view June 29 – August 11
  • Welden Solarplate Talk and Film  July 6, 5 pm;
  • Reception – July 13,  5:30 – 8 pm
  • Welden Printmaking Workshop July 7 – 8.
International Masters:  Collaborations in Printmaking  – An Exhibition of lithographs and mixed-media prints, created collaboratively with Dan Welden as Master Printer.  These are images by other well-known artists, including Willem de Kooning, Elaine de Kooning, Eric Fischl, and David Salle    On view July 13 – Sept 17, 2017. 
Sponsored by the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club
Free Fun Friday – July 28 - A great chance for everyone to enjoy the museum indoors and out…with games, crafts, kite-making, pastel portraits, drummers, food, plein-air artists painting, and more!  10 am – 1 pm
Sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation
The Summer of Love Annual Gala and Art Auction – Saturday, August 19, 2017 - The social event of the season brings together 1960s-lovers and art-lovers at a cocktail reception and silent auction, as well as a sumptuous dinner and live auction of the work of the finest artists on Cape Cod!  For more information,; 508/385-4477 x 21.
Founded by artists in 198l, the Cape Cod Museum of Art preserves and celebrates the distinctive artistic heritage of Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.  CCMoA is a major center of cultural growth and creativity that seeks to educate, inspire and excite the imagination of all through its outstanding art collection and diverse programming. Located in a beautiful setting surrounded by a sculpture garden, the museum has seven galleries, a museum shop and a screening room. The museum is supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod.  508/385-4477
Cape Cod Museum of Art
Rte 6A, Dennis, MA
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