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Due to unforeseen circumstances and expected inclement weather, the Watchhouse concert originally scheduled for Saturday, October 1, has been rescheduled to Friday, October 28. Tickets for the original date can be used for the rescheduled date; just present your ticket at the new event. For additional assistance, or to request a refund, contact help@ncartmuseum.org during gallery hours, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Learn more on the event page.


Please note: West Building is now closed through October 7, 2022, to complete an exciting reinstallation of the People’s Collection. During this time enjoy free exhibitions on view in East Building, indoor and outdoor events and programming, and the 164-acre Museum Park. We’re excited to welcome visitors back to a new Museum experience starting October 8, 2022. Learn more about the opening weekend celebration.

Humber Lecture: Hugh Hayden

Canceled

Join contemporary artist Hugh Hayden, featured in the exhibition Fault Lines: Art and the Environment, as he discusses his work and the installation Brier Patch, currently on view in the Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park.

About the artist

Hugh Hayden, with both a background in architecture and studio art, combines traditional woodworking techniques with freehand carving to create sculptural installations with salvaged and found wood as his primary medium. In his words, “my work arises from a deep connection to nature and its organic materials. Little did I know that my childhood passion for gardening would sow the seeds to my becoming an artist embracing natural materials.” Hayden transforms and combines objects as varied as discarded trunks, rare indigenous timbers, Christmas trees, or souvenir African sculptures, creating new composite forms that also reflect their complex cultural backgrounds. Crafting metaphors for human existence and past experience, Hayden’s work questions the stasis of social dynamics and asks the viewer to examine their place within an ever-shifting ecosystem.

This lecture will be held both in person and virtually on Zoom. Please select an option at checkout.

Support provided by the Robert Lee Humber Lectures Endowment.

Image: Hugh Hayden (American, b. 1983), Brier Patch, 2022. Cedar and aluminum. One-hundred objects; 75 with branches, each approximately 96 — 96 — 96 inches; 25 without branches, each 36 inches — 28 inches — 27 inches. Collection the artist, courtesy Lisson Gallery. © Hugh Hayden 2022. Photograph by Yasunori Matsui/Madison Square Park Conservancy. The exhibition was organized by Madison Square Park Conservancy, New York.


Date

Jun 26, 2022

Time

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Cost

Free; registration required

Location

East Building, SECU Auditorium; or Zoom
Ticket Information:
Tickets go on sale May 18 at 10 am.
For More Information:
(919) 715-5923
Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm
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