Elaine Schmitt Urbain, Black Mountain College (Ruth Asawa), 1946, watercolor on paper, 22 3/4 × 18 3/8 inches. Black Mountain College Collection, gift of the children of Ruth Asawa, 2018.01.01. © Estate of Dominick Labino, image Steve Mann.
Artist Couples – VIRTUAL
This virtual program takes place via Zoom.
Join Doris Potash, master docent, for an interactive conversation about two pairs of 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?
- How do the artworks make you feel?
- Do you see anything in the art of each couple—the Urbains, or Kelly & Indiana—that might indicate that they inspired or influenced each other’s work?
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.