Art Events at Cultivate
The Cultivate Education and Exhibitions Team are proud to share a variety of art events and gallery programs throughout the year.
These programs specifically share opportunities for free art making and exploration, invite deeper study into art history, critique, or contemporary art study, or life drawing studies.
Cultivate Art + Book Club
The Cultivate Art + Book club is to ignite creativity and learning with the community. In this monthly book club experience, participants read the book, make art related to the book or artist, and discuss.
For this event, it is free, but we invite people to register in advance so we can ensure proper materials and staffing.
The Women Who Changed Art Forever: Feminist Art – The Graphic Novel
Novel by Valentina Grande
These women changed art forever - told in colorful graphic novel form, this is the story of four pioneers of feminist art: Judy Chicago, Faith Ringold, Ana Mendieta, and the Guerilla Girls.
Each made their mark in their own powerful way. Judy Chicago made us reassess the female body, Faith Ringold taught us that feminism is for everyone, Ana Mendieta was a martyr to violence against women, while the Guerilla Girls have taken the fight to the male-dominated museum. This graphic novel tells each of their stories in a unique style.
September 9, 2023
Seven days in the art world
By Sarah Thornton
"An indelible portrait of a peculiar society." ―Vogue
Sarah Thornton's vivid ethnography―an international hit, now available in twenty translations―reveals the inner workings of the sophisticated subcultures that make up the contemporary art world. In a series of day-in-the-life narratives set in New York, Los Angeles, London, Basel, Venice, and Tokyo, Seven Days in the Art World explores the dynamics of creativity, taste, status, money, and the search for meaning in life.
Sarah Thornton's Seven Days in the Art World was named one of the best art books of the year by the New York Times and is available in sixteen languages. She was the chief writer on contemporary art for the Economist. She holds a BA in art history and a PhD in sociology.
October 14, 2023
Glitch Feminism: A Manifesto
By Legacy Russell
A New York Times Best Art Book of 2020
A new manifesto for cyberfeminism: finding liberation in the glitch between body, gender, and technology.
The divide between the digital and the real world no longer exists. We are connected all the time. How do we find out who we are in this digital era? Where do we create the space to explore our identity? How can we come together in solidarity?
A glitch is normally thought of as an error, a faulty overlaying, but, as curator Legacy Russell shows, liberation can be found within the fissures between gender, technology, and the body. The glitch offers an opportunity for us to perform and transform ourselves in an infinite variety of identities. In Glitch Feminism, Russell makes a series of radical demands through memoir, art, and critical theory, as well as the work of contemporary artists—including Juliana Huxtable, Sondra Perry, boychild, Victoria Sin, and Kia LaBeija—who have travelled through the glitch in their work.
November 11, 2023