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Go & See: Tuesday 4 – Monday 10 February

Every week, BR&S picks out a series of gallery events, screenings, exhibitions, performances. Here are our choices for you to go & see:

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John's Pick:
Wednesday February 5
RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER to Wednesday 19 February

Boston University Art Gallery, 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
The Substance of Abstraction in African American Art

Installation shot of The Thinking Room at Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists in 2011 at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture
Image Courtesy of bmoreart.com

Nikki A. Greene is the Assistant Professor of the Arts of Africa and the African Diaspora at Wellesley College. Dr. Greene examines African American and African identities, the body, feminism, and music in modern and contemporary art. Her current book project is tentatively titled, Postmodern Invisibility in Contemporary African American Art. Dr. Greene investigates the significance of music in her research, jazz in particular, in the work of artists such as Aaron Douglas and Moe Brooker. Building upon previous investigations into the aural possibilities of the visual, she treats the art of Renée Stout through the lens of funk music in a forthcoming article in a special edition of the American Studies Journal on funk titled, "The Feminist Funk Power of Betty Davis and Renée Stout." Dr. Greene received her BA in Art History from Wesleyan University, and her Masters and Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Delaware in 2010.
6pm / Free

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Stephanie's Pick:
Thursday February 6

Patricia Treib, Correspondence, 2012, oil on paper,
mounted on board, 40 x 29 cm

RISD Museum, Metcalf Auditorium, 224 Benefit St, Providence, RI
SHOW TELL/TELL SHOW: Student Exhibition/Reading
This half day of events will consist of panel discussions led by Sam Leader with artists/writers who are influenced by literature and the sue of word and image.

Featured artists/writers; Artists Taylor Baldwin, Jonathan Ehrenberg, Jeffrey Stuker, and Patricia Treib
Featured writers: Erica Ehrenberg, Domenick Ammirati, Tom Sleigh, Mairéad Byrne, and Sara Majka

Panel Discussion (Part 1): 3:00—4:30
Metcalf Auditorium, RISD Museum

Student Exhibition/Reading: 4:30—6:00
Benson Hall Gallery, 235 Benefit Street

Panel Discussion (Part 2): 6:30—8:00
Metcalf Auditorium, RISD Museum

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Stephanie's Pick:
Friday February 7 — Sunday April 6

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Main + Sert Gallery, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Opening Reception w/ artists, & performances by Tomashi Jackson and Caitlin Berrigan: Thursday February 6
6-8pm / Free

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Leah's Pick:
Friday February 7 — Sunday April 6

MIT List Visual Arts Center, Hayden Gallery, 20 Ames Street Building E15, Cambridge
Sonia Almeida: Forward/Play/Pause

Opening Reception: Thursday February 6
5-8pm / Free

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Brian's Pick:
Friday February 7

The MALE Center, 571 Columbus Ave, Boston
Play: Artist Talk

A question and answer with the exhibiting artists in the show titled Play.
6-8pm / Free

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Saturday February 8

Kijidome, 59 Wareham Street, 1A, Boston
Green Dream: Video Screening

Produced by a variety of artists, come check out these videos representing this ongoing collaborative project.
Video Screening: Saturday February 8
6-8pm / Free

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Clint's Pick:
Tuesday January 21 - Sunday February 23

Lesley University, Marran Gallery, 29 Everett Street, Cambridge
Dana Mueller: De Naturae

"The series of photographs documents the inhabitants of a small German village with an interest in the quiet revelation of their private aspect. Taking note of the ways individuals are the sum of their past, the work goes beyond the specific to explore how everyday lives resonate with history and even myth." [Source]
Opening Reception: Wednesday February 5
6-8pm / Free

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Sunday February 9 — Sunday June 1*

Fitchburg Art Museum, 25 Merriam Parkway, Fitchburg, MA
"things are about to get funny at FAM this winter, seriously funny! Jeffu Warmouth: NO MORE FUNNY STUFF is a mid-career retrospective featuring the puns, parody, and absurdist humor of a beloved New England contemporary artist. Whether riffing on fast-food courts, Spaghetti Western cinema, or concepts of monotony and ennui in our tech and media-savvy society, Warmouth's photographs, videos, and installations wittily demonstrate the transformative nature of the mundane in our everyday lives.:" [Source]
Opening Reception: Sunday February 9
1-3pm / Admission & Hours

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