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Will Henry Stevens, Untitled, 1945, mixed media on paper, 7 ½ × 10 ¼ inches. Gift of an anonymous donor in honor of Janet Stevens McDowell, 2017.22.02. © Estate of Will Henry Stevens / Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC, image David Dietrich.

Image Gallery

Am I Awake, or Am I Dreaming? – VIRTUAL

Friday, July 23, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free for Museum Members; $10 suggested donation for non-members

Join Hank Bovee, touring docent, for an interactive conversation about three artworks in the Museum’s Collection. Before the discussion, find a quiet space. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and let it out slowly. Now open your eyes, and engage with the artworks in the image gallery; click on the thumbnail for a larger image, and spend about 15 minutes looking slowly at each.

  • What’s going on in this artwork? What do you see that makes you say that?
  • Do you think this artwork has a dreamlike quality? Why or why not?
  • If this artwork represented a dream, what meaning would you assign to that dream?

Slow Art Fridays

On selected Fridays at 12pm, docents lead virtual, in-depth conversations about a few artworks in our Collection or special exhibitions. The goal is simple: slow down, discover the joy of looking at art, and talk about the experience with others. Topics, artworks, and self-guided questions are posted on the Museum's website in advance for participants, or for those wishing to have a self-guided experience on their own. For more information or to add your name to our Slow Art Fridays mailing list, click here to email us or call 828.253.3227 x121.

Asheville Art Museum