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The Contemporary Arts Center is thrilled to partner with Kino Marquee to present the December 18, 2020 virtual re-release of Museum Town! This documentary tells the story of an unconventional museum, the small town of North Adams, MA it calls home, and the great risk, hope, and power of art to transform a desolate post-industrial city.
Museum Town also looks at the artistic process itself—not only how museums work but how artists create, tracking celebrated artist Nick Cave as he builds the monumental installation “Until,” a reflection on gun violence, race, and the American Dream.
Join us for Dreaming While Awake, A Celebration and Reflection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. exploring the impact of Dr. King's work on today’s civic movements and the artists who engage and advance them.
Through youth programming, art activations, an interactive altar and a culminating panel discussion, we will explore the intersections of art and social justice while celebrating and interrogating a collective vision for the future. This special weekend of programming will cultivate connections and community while exercising the role of the art institution as a convener of civic and political engagement.