The Contemporary Arts Center is proud to be participating in Blue Star Museums, a program offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families this summer from Armed Forces Day, May 18th, 2019, through Labor Day, September 2nd, 2019. This is the second year the CAC has participated in this program. By being part of Blue Star Museums, the CAC is providing complimentary admission to military personnel and their families.
Two different exhibitions will be on display the through the duration of the Blue Stars Museums programs:
Hinge Pictures: Eight Women Artists Occupy The Third Dimension
On View: May 18th, 2019 - June 16th, 2019
Hinge Pictures: Eight Women Artists Occupy the Third Dimension is an exhibition in eight-parts, a confrontation with the patrimony of European modernism in the practices of eight leading women artists: Sarah Crowner, Julia Dault, Leslie Hewitt, Tomashi Jackson, Erin Shirreff, Ulla von Brandenburg, Adriana Varejão, and Claudia Wieser. Across eight successive galleries, this exhibition presents practices that evolve from the flat plane of the wall to immersive sculptural environments. Staging a performance of material history, spatial occupation, and social positioning, Hinge Pictures: Eight Women Artists Occupy the Third Dimension resuscitates abstract modernist vocabularies, marked by patriarchal and colonial histories, for use in a new feminist formalism.
On View: August 3rd, 2019- October 5th, 2019 (participating in Blue Star Museums until September 2nd, 2019)
At a time of heightened uncertainty, division, and geopolitical tensions, imagining a world where shared experience and solidarity between differing groups mights exist in productive harmony seems like the stuff of dreamwork. Difference, and what to do with it, remains the most significant question in our era and forest a consideration of the role that identity and its politics play in shaping, transforming, and leveraging difference onto our sense of selfhood and collective belonging. Identity Measures is an Open Call exhibition comprised of local contemporary artists answering these very questions. This exhibition is organized by the Contemporary Arts center and curated by Dr. Jordan Amirkhani.
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America. To find participating museums, visit arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.