Over the course of three years Montserrat College of Art grossed over $900,000 at its annual auctions. Each year hundreds of artists are juried into the event attended by a growing audience (2013 had nearly 800 attendees!) of students, faculty, patrons and businesses. Montserrat is especially proud that all live auction artists receive 40% of the hammer price.
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MIT’s Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT) and the MIT Center for Art, Science and Technology (CAST) presented Public Space? Lost & Found, a two-day symposium and accompanying exhibition celebrating the living legacy of artist and educator Antoni Muntadas. Over two dozen international presenters collectively redefined ideas of public space and its multiple functions. Convening scholars, artists, architects, and planners from MIT and beyond, the exhibition and symposium engaged contemporary critical discourses and practices on public space to an audience of over 300 people.
CULTURUNNERS, a week of workshops and public events at MIT was a multidisciplinary gathering of artists, designers, filmmakers, scientists, curators, and scholars whose practices inspire novel approaches towards cross-cultural exchanges specific to the United States and the Middle East. Together, they collaboratively shared, developed, and tested creative communication technologies and narrative techniques.
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Reconstructing Beethoven’s Improvisations was an invitational symposium featuring expert presenters and an involved, participatory audience of 130, equipped to reclaim classical improvisation by re-imagining and thinking about Beethoven's music as a focus. The agenda of the accompanying workshops and demos was to try to understand the mind; in particular how improvisation informs us about music and mind. Marvin Minsky’s ideas about thinking, his life in music as a classical improviser, and his paper “Music, Mind, and Meaning”, are inspirations for this symposium.
Mighty Tieton's annual Holiday Bazaar featured only over 65 vendors and the best handmade and vintage items Washington has to offer. With live music, letterpress demonstrations, and an inside look at the Tieton Mosaic studio, this event was a hit! Its attendance nearly tripled from the previous year, with 2,500 people in attendance. Visitors spent an estimated $75,000 during the event.
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Art has long been a vehicle of protest and an agent for social change. In October 2012 Montserrat College of Art welcomed the Guerrilla Girls and other artists and academics to approach the topic of Art & Activism as it relates to art history, studio art and contemporary issues within artistic practice. A special keynote delivered by the Guerrilla Girls kicked off the symposium. Topics included culturejammers, community artists, social and political graphics, activist printmaking, street art, murals, documentary film, environmentalist art, radical performance art and more.
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