Join Fine Arts Curator Amy Hammond and 2022 Art of the State Purchase Award winner Matthew Coté for a virtual Artists Conversation.
Matthew Coté’s Full Circle is a fine art brooch that represents the impact of mass shootings on American culture. The title refers to the reoccurrence of mass shootings while each of the 20 rifles on the brooch signifies a year between the Columbine High School massacre in 1999 and the work’s creation in 2019. Because Full Circle was designed to be worn and not simply displayed in an art gallery or museum, it represents the role of the artist as activist.
The virtual Learn at Lunchtime programs are presented over Zoom and are free, but registration is required. Click here to register now. Once registration is complete, attendees will receive an attendance link and password for all of the programs listed. Presentations begin at 12:15 PM and will last approximately 20 minutes followed by a question and answer session.
Art of the State is an annual juried exhibition that has showcased the work of Pennsylvania’s artists at The State Museum since 1968. This body of art reflects more than a half-century of creative endeavor in the Keystone State. The exhibition runs through Sunday, January 15, so there’s still time to view Art of the State before it closes.
Art of State is presented by The State Museum in association with the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation.