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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 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

Each Friday at 12pm while the Museum is closed, 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. Space is limited; to register up to one week in advance, email Kristi McMillan, director of learning & engagement, or call 828.253.3227 x122.
Asheville Art Museum