The Contemporaries: Behind the Scenes Tour
The Contemporaries of the Museum of Fine Arts are pleased to host an after-hours tour of Shana Moulton: Journeys Out of the Body by Curator of Contemporary Art Katherine Pill. Come get to know the strange world of Cynthia!
Moulton creates humorous yet earnest explorations of New Age approaches to self-improvement through her alter ego, the bumbling, and perpetually searching Cynthia. In the Whispering Pines series, begun in 2002 and ongoing, we see Cynthia grappling with various maladies, seeking out remedies in the forms of pore strips, massage, neti pots, and the AVON lady. Moulton exhibits a finely-honed lo-fi aesthetic, featuring pastel colors and a cast of kitschy home décor objects. She offers a critical exploration of the commercialism of wellness therapies and products, important to consider in our age of quick-fixes and online searches.
This is Moulton’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States and features interactive video installations as well as highlighting live performance and opera. Shana Moulton (American, b. 1976) earned her BA from University of California, Berkeley, in art and anthropology and her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. She has been an artist-in-residence at the LMCC Workspace Program, New York; Smack Mellon, New York; Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine; and The Sommerakademie in Berne, Switzerland. Moulton has exhibited or performed at The New Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; MoMA P.S.1, New York; Performa 2009, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and Wiels Center for Contemporary Art, Brussels.
Free for Museum members
$10 for non-members – Click HERE to purchase tickets.
A cash bar will be available and The Museum Store will be open for your shopping pleasure.