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Mack Stanley, The 16th Street Baptist Church, 1964, oil on canvas, 52 1/2 × 64 inches. Extended loan from the collection of Diane Weaver, EL2001.06.21. © Estate of Mack Stanley, image David Dietrich.

Image Gallery

*FULL* Art as a Tool for Social Change – VIRTUAL

Friday, June 12, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free; registration required

Join Doris Potash, master docent, for an interactive conversation about three artworks in our 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 each artwork? What do you see that makes you say that?
  • What emotions are the figures in the artworks expressing? What do you see that makes you say that?
  • What emotions do these artworks evoke for you? Why?
  • What message do you think the artist of each artwork is trying to convey? Why?

Slow Art Fridays

Monthly on second 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 or call 828.253.3227 x122.

Asheville Art Museum