Rose Nestler in Conversation with Blair Murphy


Join AAC curator Blair Murphy for a conversation with artist Rose Nestler, whose work was recently included in Applied Forces at Arlington Arts Center. Nestler’s soft sculptures, wall hangings, and videos reimagine iconic patriarchal institutions as feminine spaces, chipping away at the entanglement of gender and history. The conversation will explore the overlap between Nestler’s sculptural work and her video practice, including the relationships between her costumes and her soft sculptures and her use of humor and the absurd.

Born in Spokane, Washington, Rose Nestler is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has been exhibited at a variety of galleries and institutions including Thierry Goldberg (New York, NY), BRIC (Brooklyn, NY), Ortega Y Gasset (Brooklyn, NY), SPACE (Portland, ME), and PUBLIC Gallery (London, UK). She has been an artist in residence at Lighthouse Works, Edward F. Albee Foundation, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Wassaic Project, and Byrdcliffe Artists Colony, and was recently selected for a residency at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, LA which will take place in late 2020 or 2021.

Check out Rose’s piece Tying the Knot in its entirety below:

Tying the Knot from Rose Nestler on Vimeo.

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Artist Talks with Andrew Barco and Elliot Doughtie

Saturday / October 21 / 1pm-3pm

Join artists Andrew Barco and Elliot Doughtie for conversations about their solo exhibitions currently on view at MoCA Arlington.

Neon Nights: Gala & Silent Auction

Wednesday / September 27 / 7pm

Join us on Wednesday, September 27 for a special gala and silent auction to benefit the Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington. Tickets range from $250 to $500 and include a 3-course dinner, silent auction, and the joy you’ll feel knowing you’re supporting the museum! Can’t attend? Consider sponsoring an artist to attend in your place!

MoCA on the Move at Met Park

Sundays 10am-12pm

MoCA Arlington at Met Park
Fun for the whole family! No Experience Required offers playful art making activities for children (and their curious adults) every Sunday morning. There will be collaborative, community-built art works, and opportunities to “make and take” works, too.