Discover Watermill Day 2015
Featuring Installations/Performances by International Artists & Selections from The Watermill Collection
Discover Watermill Day, to be held on Sunday, August 9th from 3:00pm – 6:00pm at The Watermill Center, the interdisciplinary laboratory for the arts and humanities located in Water Mill, NY, will feature installations and performances created for Circus of Stillness… the power over wild beasts, the 22nd Annual Watermill Summer Benefit & Auction, along with additional pieces not seen at the benefit.
Watch a video from The 21st Annual Watermill Summer Benefit & Auction:
The Watermill Center’s eight-and-a-half acres will be open for the public to freely experience 23 site-specific installations and performances interspersed amongst outdoor sculptures and artifacts. An annual event, Discover Watermill Day, provides a unique opportunity for visitors to see the original works created by the 125 artists from more than 27 countries currently participating in The Watermill Center’s International Summer Program. Program participants spend five to six weeks at Watermill exploring and collaborating on new ideas and endeavors under the guidance of the center’s Artistic Director, Robert Wilson.
The public opening of an exhibition featuring selections from the internationally renowned Watermill Center Collection will also be held on Discover Watermill Day. Curated by Wilson and Watermill’s curator Noah Khoshbin, more than 700 works from the collection will be on view for the first time since spring 2013. The collection highlights return to their home after being featured in Wilson’s 2013-14 “Living Rooms” exhibition at the Louvre Museum in Paris, which showcased a selection of objects that serve as inspiration for Wilson, the International Summer Program participants, and year-round artists-in-residence.
Scaler Summer Lecture Series. Image Credit: Lovis Ostenrik.
Discover Watermill Day also coincides with the Scaler Summer Lecture Series, The Watermill Center’s premiere annual program of important lectures by leading voices in the arts, sciences, and humanities. Through a series of six lectures taking place on select evenings from July 27 to August 13, the public is encouraged to engage with thought leaders as they discuss pervasive topics. The complete list of lectures include:
Monday, July 27, 7:30pm – Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Performance Artist & Political Activist in conversation with Fernanda Eberstadt, Writer
Thursday, July 30, 7:30pm – Philip Glass, Composer in conversation with Ben Sackler, musician and student
Tuesday, August 4, 7:30pm – Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman, Former Astronaut & MIT Professor of the Practice of Aerospace Engineering
Friday, August 7, 7:30pm – Fern Mallis, Host, Author & Fashion Consultant
Tuesday, August 11, 7:30pm – Jessye Norman, Soprano
Thursday, August 13, 7:30pm – Tom Hennes, Founder of Thinc Design
The Scaler Summer Lecture Series at The Watermill Center is possible thanks to the generous support of the Scaler Foundation. Access is free, but reservations are required.
Discover Watermill Day 2015 is free and open to the public and will take place on Sunday, August 9 from 3:00pm – 6:00pm. Sponsors and supporters of Discover Watermill Day 2015 include: Cody & Zach Vichinsky of Bespoke Real Estate; and Voss Artesian Water from Norway.
Event: Discover Watermill Day
Venue: The Watermill Center, 39 Watermill Town Road, Water Mill, NY
Date: August 9, 2015, 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Admission: Free and open to the public. Advanced reservations required for tours of the collection and grounds.
The Watermill Center is located at 39 Watermill Towd Road, Water Mill, NY. All events at The Watermill Center are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. For general information or exhibition, event and tour schedules, visit The Watermill Center online at watermillcenter.org or call (631) 726-4628.
About The Watermill Center:
Founded by avant-garde visionary Robert Wilson, The Watermill Center is an interdisciplinary laboratory for the arts and humanities located on Long Island’s East End. The Watermill Center is dedicated to supporting young and emerging artists through its year-round artist residency program, International Summer Program, education programs, and open rehearsals. The Center also presents exhibitions and public programs and offers tours of its 20,000-square-foot building and eight-and-a-half acre grounds and sculpture gardens throughout the year.