Join MFA curators Jen Mergel and Liz Munsell for a conversation with contemporary artist Amalia Pica, following a performance at her recently installed artwork in the MFA’s Huntington Avenue entrance.

Learn more about Pica’s cast concrete sculpture, Now, Speak!, activated by the public—you!—and through planned readings of historical speeches. Both a physical object and a symbolic platform for free expression, Pica’s work prompts dialogue and action. She has stated, “I am interested in what brings us together, and so communication and its difficulties are for me a sign of how much we need each other.”

This presentation of Pica’s work is supported by the Museum Council Artist in Residency Program Fund to promote direct engagement with living artists and their art at the Museum. Following the program, guests are encouraged to visit the new exhibition, “Permission To Be Global/Prácticas Globales: Latin American Art frm the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection“ opening the same evening.

Evening Schedule:

7 pm: Reading of historical speeches by the MFA’s Teen Arts Council
7:30 pm: Artist Talk and Reception with Amalia Pica
8:30 pm: Viewing of “Permission To Be Global/Prácticas Globales: Latin American Art frm the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection”

Evening includes light refreshments and wine. 

Space is limited.

Smaller-scale opportunities to enhance your learning. Bonus Events have limited capacity.

Above: Installation view. Amalia Pica, Now, Speak!, cast concrete, live performance, 2011-.