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Dante Rodriguez, Grade 4, stands with a fan next to his Untitled Mask at the opening reception for Art from the New Britain Public & Parochial Schools.

Art from the Plainville Community Schools
April 14–19, 2015

Opening Reception
6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Apr. 14, 2015

Presented by: The Elizabeth Norton Trust Fund and the Plainville Community Fund at the Main Street Community Foundation

The Museum is honored to collaborate with the
Plainville Community Schools for the first time to feature artwork from students in grades K-12. Nearly 200 works of art in a variety of media will be on display from Apr. 14–19, 2015.


Art from the Berlin Public Schools
Apr. 21-26, 2015

Opening Reception
6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2015

For the 6th year, the Museum is honored to collaborate
with the Berlin Public schools featuring artwork from students in all grade levels. This year over 200 works of art in a variety of media will be on display from Apr. 22–26, 2015.


Art from the New Britain Public & Parochial Schools
May 21-31, 2015

Opening Reception
6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, May 21, 2015
Presented by:

For the 25th year, the creative output of our youngest artists will be celebrated in Art from the New Britain Public & Parochial Schools. This popular exhibition will feature some 225 artists from kindergarten through high school. The artwork ranges in medium, and will include pastels, markers, collage, crayon, pencil, watercolor, oil paints, tempera, charcoal, clay, ink, and acrylics.


Katja Loher Portal VI

Katja LoherKatja Loher, Portal VI (Ideology/Hope), 2014, Self-contained video-sculpture; acrylic hemisphere, video screen embedded in wooden, white finished case, New Britain Museum of American Art

NEW/NOW: Katja Loher: How can we cool down the gilded sun beams?
June 6–Oct. 12, 2015*

OPENING RECEPTION
2-3:30 p.m., Sunday, June 7, 2015
2:30 p.m. Artist Remarks

Upcoming NEW/NOW artist Katja Loher is regarded as a leader amongst the next generation of video artists, exploring and questioning the consequences of living in a globalized world.

Through her wall-mounted video portals and hand-blown glass bubbles, the viewer enters a parallel universe in which Loher displays costumed dancers in choreographed routines filmed by the artist herself. As the New Britain Museum of American Art continues to delve into the realm of New Media, encouraging the discussion between art and technology, we are thrilled to exhibit NEW/NOW: Katja Loher: How can we cool down the gilded sun beams? this spring.

The glass video sculptures promote discussions amongst viewers, particularly regarding Loher’s environmental themes. Loher states, “The intimate experience nevertheless resonates globally, addressing ecological urgencies like the disappearance of the
bee population.”

 

In 2014, the NBMAA purchased Loher’s Portal VI (Ideology/Hope), now on view in the Batchelor Gallery. The artist’s video portals play two different videos simultaneously, giving the viewer a feel of looking into a kaleidoscope as the colors move and change. Within the video, dancers move with the music; asking questions in order to promote the audience to think.

The NEW/NOW Series is made possible by the generous support of Marzena and Greg Silpe.

*Exhibition close date is subject to change due to the expansion.


 

 

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