We like to think of ourselves as pretty wild, so when our friends from The Mix at Arbor Place (a wonderful youth mentoring program in Lancaster) asked us to put on a "Painting in the Wild" workshop, we got pretty excited. The combination of paint, the park, beautiful weather and amazing kids (plus having the super-talented Zach from Meridian Media film the whole thing) made for a perfect day. Check out this little tidbit of Zach's footage from the workshop.
Modern Art was transformed into the lobby of the Phonotel for the weekend of May 6th & 7th. Brave individuals became guests, checked their phones into one of the lovely furnished rooms, took their room keys & survival guides and lived device-free from one hour to the entire weekend. Highlights included concierge service by local political candidates, a guests-only happy hour on Saturday, a slightly disappointing continental breakfast and some limbering-up with Jenny. Many millions of thanks to all of our local partners. We can't wait to do it again.
Learn more about Phonotel here.
CHECK IN YOUR PHONE, CHECK OUT THE WORLD
Located in beautiful downtown Lancaster, Penn, the Phonotel offers a unique chance to recharge your life. Reservations now being accepted for the weekend of May 5-6.
Check your smart phone into one of our 60 beautiful rooms especially furnished for your treasured internet device. Use the technology-free time you have to explore the city, reconnect with nature, your friends, your community.
Available in our Phonotel lobby, housed at Modern Art, we offer the “Friendliest concierge in town” and a variety of survival mechanisms (wooden dummy phones, maps, compasses, sketchbooks, postcards, instant cameras) available for phone owners to help you experience all the real world has to offer.
Reserve your device's room today! (email@example.com)
Rooms are available to reserve for as short as 1 hour to as long as the whole weekend.
Last week we took our bi-monthly field trip to Philly for a city look-see. We visited the fab FAM (http://www.fabricworkshopandmuseum.org/) What a great time! We met our new bestie, Tracey in the gift shop, the infamous tour guide, Sam and had a surprise visit to The School of the Future (!!)
But by far our favorite bit from the FAM visit was an exhibition by Lenka Clayton, an artist who is currently part of their residency program. Her work, An Artist Residency in Motherhood, is funny and wonderfully potent as she questions the choices an artist is forced to make if she is a mother.
Below is a still from The Distance I Can Be From My Son.
CHECK HER OUT!
Happy International Woman's Day from your friends at Modern Art!
Be part of A Day Without Women!
WOW! Check out this sweet tee. Modern Art has been working with our favorite community bike shop, The Common Wheel, on their new initiative: Women on Wheels (WOW). As two women who love getting on some wheels, we can't wait to rock it!
These shirts arrived just in time for The Common Wheel's first all-girls Earn-a-Bike, a program provides Lancaster’s youth the opportunity to earn a bike they’ve built themselves.
Our valentines gift to you, visitor, is this cute picture of perhaps Modern Art's youngest fan. Enjoy!
Hey Everybody! We are so happy to announce that we have updated our website. If you've got a little extra time today, sit back, take a break and scroll through these pages. You might learn something new, like, hey-did you know that Lancaster was voted #8 Sexiest City?!? That's right. Damn sexy.
We are truly thrilled to announce our Spring 2017 shows. I know, I know, you may have heard this from us before, but the performers that come here really shine. This spring we will have a band that got together at a church, hip-hoppy jazzy rhythms from Brooklyn, a band that just made a musical to go with their latest album, and a world renown filmmaker that sings weird and funny things. Can you hold in your excitement???Look over at our sidebar for dates >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
More details are on our events page.
Modern Art presents the ATMOSPHERE CREATION STATION: a collection of beautiful objects from the 20th century and beyond including ceramics, hand-crafted furniture, glass, jewelry & fine art popping up in Modern Art one weekend only. Piloted by artist Christopher Ness with navigation by fellow artist, David Jones
Join us for a little party to bask in the created atmosphere on Saturday, December 17 from 4pm - 6pm. or pop in at any or all of the times below: Friday, December 16: 4pm - 8pm Saturday, December 17: 10am-6pm Sunday, December 18: 11am-5pm And be sure to come to the casual reception on Saturday, from 4pm-6pm.
JOIN US for a Telltale Dress Holiday Pop-Up featuring vintage fashion (for women & men!), vintage & antique home furnishings, body tonics, curious gifts & paper goods.
Friday, Dec. 2nd, 5pm-9pm Saturday, Dec. 3rd, 10am-5pm Sunday, Dec. 4th, 11am-4pm
Find fabulous gifts & perhaps a little something for yourself.
A Special 11/11Tiny Modern Concert: The Vivien Leigh Documentary Friday, Nov 11 Doors at 7pm, show starts at 8pm. $5-$10, pay what you can
We have designed Lemon Street Market's first t-shirt! Thanks to Steadfast Printing for doing an amazing job on these organic, fair-trade tees. We now have a great way to fashionably support Lancaster best source of local and sustainable goods! Now go out and get 'em! See more things we have designed for Lemon Street Market here.
We recently worked on an identity project for a local Thai caterer / culinary take-out whiz goddess, Lhaow Frailey. Rim Taang Thai is a delicious expression of her homeland, the Isaan region of Thailand. For this project, we worked with Lhaow to create a logo and and photography story. See more of our identity projects here.
Look at these crazy, multi-talented musicians! Not only can they rock a pedicab (its very challenging), they can also rock our little stage. Come on out this Friday, September 16 to see what other things they might be able to rock. (babies? a man bun? the casbah?)
Doors open at 7pm. If you get here early, you one whole extra hour to enjoy the evening's special quaff, shoot the shit with us, make a haiku, peruse our book collection and browse some of our items having to do with the state of Lancaster's weirdness.
Music starts at 8. (Get here late and risk watching the show from the back of The Common Wheel's office.)
$5-$10 , pay whachu can at the door Friday, September 16 (NOTE THE NEW DATE!!!) door: 7pm/ show at 8pm All ages Modern Art: 529 W. Chestnut St. 17603
See you Friday!
OPEN CREATIVE STUDIO AT MODERN ART Tuesday, September 13th / 7 – 9pm / $10 suggested donation Painters, sculptors, poets, jugglers, anyone looking for a little time and space to create – this evening is for you. Bring your supplies and bring your booze. Libby & Jo will be on hand to offer helpful tips and tricks on art-making for those looking for some input on their projects. Space is limited! Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you are coming.
Series 42 Presents a Tiny Modern Concertfeaturing The Electives $5-10 sliding scale, all are welcome All Ages, BYO
Electives is an eclectic instrumental band from Central Pennsylvania who emerged from the backing band of A Private Press. The trio weaves musical influences ranging from Krautrock to Latin jazz, shoegaze to proto-punk, into a rock-and-roll tapestry that is detailed but not fussy.
We are so proud of our work with our favorite provider of healthy good things: Lemon Street Market. Humanely raised anything, non-GMO, Sustainable, fair-wage, good for humans – Lemon Street’s got you covered. Plus, owner Trish Haverstick thinks like us. She loves Lancaster and our local economy and does everything she can to help build a better community. Our work with Lemon Street started with designing counter signs, menus and shelf-talkers (yes, that is an actual retail term). And one of our proudest bits of marketing was creating a Lemon Street Market Artbike for the store. We collaborated with Trish, Chris and Jason from the Common Wheel and students from PCA+D. Learn more about that project here.
Below are some photos of our ongoing design work for Lemon Street Market.
Remember when Lancaster was weird–way back when everything felt okay? You know what I mean. Well, you don't have to put up with it any longer. Let's make it weird again!!Stop by Modern Art and get your very own MAKE LANCASTER WEIRD AGAIN! hat and show the world where you stand! They cost $25 and are worth every penny. Or you can buy one online right here.
We are open this week Monday thru Friday from 10-4