Barry Art Museum's Free Fall Lecture Series Presents: Anne Neely
Anne Neely: Tending the Gardens of the Planet in the Time of Climate Change
Thursday, September 3, 6 p.m. EST. Register HERE
Featuring artists from our collection, hear from makers on a range of topics including: taking on environmental concerns through painting from a studio in Maine, casting life size glass dresses in Prague, new conceptual works in response to the Corona Virus from the U.K. and an African American Contemporary Painting practice in Los Angeles that pokes fun at race-related stereotypes. These behind the scenes conversations bring you around the globe and directly into the Artist's mind to discover the ideas and process that drive the work. Join us the first Thursday of every month for this free program. Donations accepted, but not required.
BIO: Anne Neely's is a painter and printmaker who spends her time between Boston, Massachusetts and Jonesport, Maine. She has won several awards for Painting, most notably a finalist for the Prix de Rome and twice a finalist for the MASS Cultural Council Fellowship. Her work has been shown in galleries and museums in New York, New England and around the country. In 2014 she had a solo exhibition at the Museum of Science, Boston entitled Water Stories, about water issues in this country.
Neely's work can be found in the collections of The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, The Farnesworth Museum, Rockland, ME, Grenwald Center for Graphic Art, UCLA, CA, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA, The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, and The Whitney Museum, New York, NY, among others. A lover of Nature, for the last twenty years she has focused her work on Climate Change issues. Her exhibitions have been reviewed in Art in America, Art News, The New York Times and The Irish Times. Teaching Art at Milton Academy (Milton MA) for over 40 years, she was the first woman to hold the Lamont Chair in the Humanities. Currently she is part of a five-woman exhibition at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, (CMCA) in Rockland, ME, titled: "Skirting the Line: Painting between Abstraction and Representation."