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Dwellings

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  • Location
    Rockford Art Museum
    711 N. Main St.
    Rockford, IL 61103
  • Phone
    (815) 968-2787
  • Date
    October 12, 2018 - January 27, 2019
  • Recurrence
    Recurring daily
  • Time
    Daily 10:00am-5:00pm | Friday, Oct. 12 7:30pm-8:30pm Free public opening
  • Price
    Regular admission: $7 adults | $3 students/seniors | Free for children under 12 and RAM members
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Additional Information

Rockford Art Museum (RAM) opens new art exhibition Dwellings on Friday, October 12, with a preview reception for museum members and exhibiting artists from 5 to 7:30 p.m. that includes a gallery walk with the artists, followed by a free public opening until 8:30 p.m. at RAM, 711 N. Main St., Rockford. The exhibition remains on view through January 27, 2019.

Dwellings features paintings, photography, sculptures and installations by Jacqueline Moses, Juan Fernandez, Joe Cassan, and Shana McCaw and Brent Budsberg. Each creates artwork using houses and other architectural forms as subjects that challenge our notions of social, political and environmental issues.

Emotionally inspired and intellectually structured, Moses’s vibrant paintings are strongly influenced by globalization, turmoil and hope. Stripping down photographs to bare bones, Fernandez’s work references perceptions of form, structure and order in common materials and subject matter. Cassan’s small-scale sculptures of mundane interiors draw on the isolated, often emotional, relationship between omission and recognition. McCaw and Budsberg’s sculptures and installations explore history and ancestry through scaled-down architectural forms in various stages of construction, destruction or reconfiguration.

Concurrent exhibitions on view at RAM include ongoing selections from the Rockford Art Museum Collection and a traveling exhibition by Estonian photographer Terttu Uibopuu (through November 11).

‘DWELLINGS’ RELATED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING (visit RAM website for details):

HISTORIC HAUNTED HOME WALKING TOUR | THU, OCT 18, 6:30-8 PM, ALL AGES
CONTEMPORARY WATERCOLOR | WED, OCT 24, 6–8 PM, ALL AGES
STORYTIME WITH ROCKFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY | SAT, NOV 10, 10–11:30 AM, FREE
OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH THE ATROCIOUS POETS | FRI, NOV 16, 6–8 PM 
AN EVENING WITH THE ARTIST: SHANA MCCAW + BRENT BUDSBERG | FRI, NOV 30, 6–8 PM 
MUSIC IN THE MUSEUM: TENTACLES EVERYWHERE | FRI, DEC 7, 6–8 PM, ALL AGES 
CORK + CANVAS: FLUID ART | TUE, DEC 18, 6–8 PM, AGES 21+
MOVIE MONDAY: GREY GARDENS | MON, JAN 14, DOORS OPEN 6 PM, FILM BEGINS 6:30
FAMILY ART FUN FRIDAY | FRI, JAN 4, 10 AM–12 PM, FREE WITH ADMISSION
BEGINNER DRAWING | SAT, JAN 5, 10 AM–12 PM, AGES 10+


Subarea:Rockford Downtown

Directions:
Rockford Art Museum - 711 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61103 - From I-90 and E. State St. (US Business 20): west on Business 20 6.5 miles to IL 2 north (Wyman St., first street past the Rock River); right on IL 2 five blocks to the museum complex on the right side of the one-way street (N. Main St.). From the south, I-39: west on US 20 Bypass to IL 2 (S. Main St.); north on IL 2 through the downtown to the museum complex. Park in the Riverfront Museum parking lot.

Dwellings
  • October 12, 2018 - January 27, 2019
  • Rockford Art Museum
  • Regular admission: $7 adults | $3 students/seniors | Free for children under 12 and RAM members
  • Recurring daily