deCordova Live: Transcendental Modernism Lunchtime Tour with Sam Adams and Martina Tanga

November 24, 2020

Installation View, "Transcendental Modernism" on view at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum through March 14, 2021. Image Courtesy of Julia Featheringill

Join deCordova’s Sam Adams and Martina Tanga, Curatorial Research Associate, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, for a walk through of the exhibition Transcendental Modernism, taking a close look at mysticism and spirituality in some of the most vibrant, energetically charged artworks made in postwar Cambridge, Cape Cod, Roxbury, and realms far beyond. RSVP for a zoom link to watch and submit questions.

About Transcendental Modernism

On View October 8, 2020 – March 14, 2021

Drawn primarily from deCordova’s permanent collection, Transcendental Modernism connects to the nearby exhibition Visionary New England, while focusing on artistic developments in Massachusetts from the 1940s through the 1990s. Veering away from dominant narratives of modern art as abstract, secular, and self-referential, Transcendental Modernism advances an understanding of vanguard art in Massachusetts based on intersectional social progress and interdisciplinary artistic pursuits. The exhibition examines the spiritual commitments of Boston Expressionists, the presence of Afrofuturism in Boston, and utopian collaborations between artists and scientists.

The exhibition is organized by Sam Adams, Koch Curatorial Fellow.