BRATTLEBORO -- Sarah Powers, assistant curator for special projects at Dartmouth College’s Hood Museum of Art, will give a talk on artist Red Grooms and the Pop Art Movement on Thursday at 7:30 p.m., at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. Admission is free. The talk is presented in conjunction with the exhibit "Red Grooms: What’s the Ruckus?" -- on view at BMAC through Oct. 20.
For nearly 60 years Red Grooms has combined color, vibrancy, and a generous dose of self-deprecating humor to produce art in all media that provokes and delights. A seminal figure in the Pop Art movement, Grooms pokes fun at the icons of American politics, entertainment, and the art world, while simultaneously paying homage to his subjects.
Grooms is recognized as a pioneer of site-specific sculpture and installation art. A well-known figure in the art world since the 1960s, Grooms was exposed to a whole new audience in 2012 when his "Home Run Sculpture" was installed at the Miami Marlins baseball stadium. The colorful kinetic sculpture comes to life with every Marlins home run.
Founded in 1972, the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center presents rotating exhibits of contemporary art, complemented by lectures, artist talks, film screenings, and other public programs. The museum’s exhibits and gift shop are open Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Regular admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $4 for students. Members and children under 6 are admitted free. Located in historic Union Station at the intersection of Main Street and Routes 119 and 142, the museum is wheelchair-accessible.
For more information, call 802-257-0124 or visit www.brattleboromuseum.org.