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Today's Date 01/21/17
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  • 01/21 Saturday
    Open Art Studio for Kids
    10:30am–3:30pm
    River Walk & Tea
    12:45pm–2:15pm
    Bunny Book Group
    12:30pm–1:30pm
    Saturday Family Matinee
    12:30pm–4:30pm
  • 01/25 Wednesday
    River Walk & Tea
    12:45pm–2:15pm
    Journey Into the World of Tea
    2:00pm–3:00pm
  • 01/26 Thursday
    January Book Group | Jayber Crow
    7:00pm–8:00pm
  • 01/27 Friday
    January Book Group | Jayber Crow
    11:00am–12:00pm
  • 01/28 Saturday
    Open Art Studio for Kids
    10:30am–3:30pm
    River Walk & Tea
    12:45pm–2:15pm
    Film Screening | The True Cost
    12:30pm–2:00pm
    Book Launch | Corban Addison's A Harvest of Thorns
    2:00pm–4:00pm
    Film Screening | The True Cost
    4:15pm–5:45pm

Open Art Studio for Kids

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Grace Farms

Arts

Permanent Art Installations

Susan Phillipz

Susan Philipsz: New Canaan

Thomas Demand: Grace Farms 58

Thomas Demand: Grace Farms 56

Teresita Fernández: Double Glass River

Olafur Eliasson: mat for multidimensional prayers

Beatriz Milhazes: Moon Love Dreaming

Beatriz Milhazes: Moon Love Dreaming

During Opening Weekend, curator Yuko Hasegawa and contemporary artists Susan Philipsz, Thomas Demand, Teresita Fernández, and Beatriz Milhazes gathered together for a lively panel discussion about their new, site-specific installations on view at Grace Farms.

The permanent art installations at Grace Farms represent the inception of the Arts Initiative at Grace Farms. Through the insightful work of Yuko Hasegawa, Grace Farms' curatorial advisor, we have been able to express the integration of our five initiatives in the form of new, permanent art works that will continually inform our work of place making.

At the overlook near the pond, visitors will hear Turner Prize-winning Susan Philipsz’s three-channel sound installation, New Canaan, inspired by Shape Notes, a music notation designed to facilitate congregational and community singing.

Artist Thomas Demand saw his work on view in the Library for the first time with Grace Farms Foundation President Sharon Prince during Opening WeekendThomas DemandFarm 58 (installation view)2015. Courtesy of the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York. Commissioned by Grace Farms Foundation, New Canaan. © Dean Kaufman.

As visitors explore the River building they will encounter large-scale photographs by Thomas Demand in the Library, showing iterations of SANAA’s architectural models for Grace Farms arranged into abundant, layered compositions. Thomas DemandFarm 56 (installation view)2015. Courtesy of the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York. Commissioned by Grace Farms Foundation, New Canaan. © Iwan Baan.

The landcape is reflected in Teresita Fernández’s site-specific work Double Glass River located in the Commons. Teresita Fernández, Double Glass River (installation view), 2015. Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York and Hong Kong. Commissioned by Grace Farms Foundation, New Canaan. © Iwan Baan.

Grace Farms has acquired one of the few textile works created by artist Olafur Eliasson. The mats, woven from the wool of Icelandic grey sheep, are available in the Sanctuary for reflection. Olafur Eliasson, mat for multidimensional prayers (installation view), 2014. Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York. Commissioned by Grace Farms Foundation, New Canaan. © Iwan Baan

Beatriz Milhazes came to Grace Farms during our anniversary celebration week for the unveiling Moon Love Dreaming on October 8th. © Dean Kaufman

Moon Love Dreaming is a site-specific 108-foot-long acrylic wall painting down the West Barn hallway. © Dean Kaufman