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Great Scotts at the Mint

February 01, 2013

Two renowned speakers visit Mint Museum Uptown next week.

Visitors have TWO great chances to experience widely renowned speakers next week when they visit Mint Museum Uptown: artist Joyce Scott and architect/designer Preston Scott Cohen.

First, Joyce Scott will appear for a FREE “meet the artist” lecture on Tuesday, February 5 at 7 p.m. at Mint Museum Uptown (both locations of the Mint are always open FREE on Tuesdays from 5-9 p.m.).

Her work is featured in the Mint’s permanent collection, and she is the Artist-in-Residence at the McColl Center for Visual Art. For more than four decades, Scott has created complex objects of skill, beauty, and sophistication that double as a social mirror. She blends pop culture with political/social references to explore race, sexism, morality, stereotypes, and other forms of social injustice. Her preferred technique is beadwork.

Then, on Thursday at 7 p.m., return to Mint Museum Uptown for the latest installment of the Mint’s groundbreaking CAD (Contemporary Architecture + Design) Series, featuring celebrated architect and designer Preston Scott Cohen. Cohen is a Boston-based designer and the Gerald M. McCue Professor in Architecture and Chair of the Graduate School of Design at Harvard. He is Principal at Preston Scott Cohen, Inc.  Cohen won the Herta and Paul Amir Competition to design a new building of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, a triangle form on a rectangle plot of land.

A light reception accompanies Cohen’s visit. Admission is $15 or $5 for Mint members; free for students with valid ID.

Pre-registration is required for both events; Visit mintmuseum.org/happenings to register.

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