Join Megan Gafford for the opening reception of her site-specific installation titled Hemisphere, which will transform the windows of the museum into lenses that project constellation maps into the interior space. Gafford’s installation focuses on the cyclical nature of being, taking as its subject the constellations that are uniquely visible from BMoCA’s position on the globe.
To share the poetry of what the constellations have meant to humanity, Gafford will host a story-telling event within the cinema of the Hemisphere installation, in the tradition of our ancestors who told stories under the night sky.
Blackboard/Whiteboard: An Exploration of Identity and Social Tension in America
Join Robert Eric Shoemaker, poet and performer, as he attempts to redefine what it means to be American today with an installation and 40 minute performance piece. A talk-back session and group discussion will follow.
Off Cinema Presents: Floating, Drifting, Flying through an Invisible Reality: Two Films by Robert Fulton
A screening of Robert Fulton’s Wilderness: A Country in the Mind and Reality’s Invisible, presented on 16mm film with a live musical score performed by Pearls and Perils.
Coffee with Muslims
Coffee with Muslims is a casual get together with your Muslim neighbors. The event allows for conversation, but also provides an opportunity to ask uncomfortable and meaningful questions in a civilized manner. The main focus is to get to know one’s neighbors on either side of the spectrum.
This is Gonna Take Awhile: A BBQ Sampling
Pitmaster TJ Jerrod presents a passionate discussion about barbecue and a sample of scintillating delicacies.