Custom cube tours
Prepared for Linda Matzkin
Minimum Enthusiasts: 6
Maximum Enthusiasts: 20
HOME STUDIO, 1 1/2 - 2 hours
This tour features an intimate visit with a renowned artists in their home studio. A Cube style lunch (salad with choice of protein, desert bite and drink). Parking available.
Brookline. Lebanese born photographer Rania Matar traces the development of female identity through portraiture. Photographing girls and women in both the United States and the Middle East, Rania shows how the forces that shape female identity transcend cultural and geographic boundaries. Originally trained as an architect, Rania has achieved critical success including the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in 2018 and a mid-career retrospective of her work at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in the same year. She has been featured in exhibitions at the MFA, Tufts University Art Gallery and Cantor Arts Center at Stanford. Rania is currently associate professor of photography at MassArt and lives and works in Brookline, MA.
Fall Cube Tour October 28 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Brookline. This is a rare treat to spend time with internationally renowned photographer, Laura McPhee in her Brookline studio. Laura’s work was featured in the recent MFA exhibit, Ansel Adams In Our Time and the 2006 MFA exhibit, Laura McPhee, River of No Return. Born into a literary family (Laura’s father, John McPhee, is widely considered a pioneer in creative non-fiction), Laura tells stories through stunning large-scale photographs of landscapes and the people who live and work in them. Laura is the recipient of a number of grants and residencies and her work is widely exhibited, collected and published. She is chair and professor of photography at MassArt.
Fall Cube Tour October 4 1:30pm - 2:30pm
NOTE: Rania Matar and Laura McPhee together, 3 hours ($50/person); 5 minute drive between studios
Newton. Cuban born, Boston-based, Abe Morell explores objects through the language of photography with fresh vision and wonder. Abe is recognized as one of the foremost photographers in the world and was the 2017 Lucie Award Honoree for the Achievement in Fine Art. We will spend time with Abe in his Newton studio, where he also lives. Abe‘s Tent-Camera work was prominently featured in the recent MFA exhibit, Ansel Adams In Our Time.
Lincoln. Artist Lynette Shaw’s large-scale abstract canvases seek to give freedom to the soul of the canvas. Trained originally as a sculpture, Lynette brings physicality and movement to her work combining different materials and techniques to capture great depth and expression. Lynette received her MFA from the SMFA at Tufts University and has exhibited in public art institutions, museums, corporations, private collections, and galleries. Lynette’s Aerial Museum was recently featured at the Prudential Center. Her welcoming spirit and extraordinary setting — a studio barn and art-filled house, make a visit to Lynette’s unforgettable.
ARTIST BUILDING (3 Artists, 2 1/2 hours)
This tour features a visit to a working artist building, varied artistic mediums and practices from emerging to mid-career artists. Includes a Cube Style lunch (salad with choice of protein, desert bite and drink).
Artist listed are recommendations. Tours subject to artist availability and enthusiast interest.
smfa art sale (Join an existing cube group)
SMFA Art Sale Exclusive
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
We are excited to give Cube enthusiasts an exclusive preview of the SMFA Art Sale before it opens to the public with Dina Deitsch, Director and Chief Curator Tufts University Art Galleries and three SMFA art stars and recent alumni. Cube style lunch and beverages and time to shop the Sale.
**All Sale proceeds to benefit student scholarships at SMFA at Tufts
$50/person; meet at the SMFA (230 The Fenway, Boston)
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