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Elaine Schmitt Urbain, Untitled, 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 Elaine Schmitt Urbain, image David Dietrich.

Image Gallery

Artist Couples – VIRTUAL

Friday, August 14, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free; registration required

Join Doris Potash, master docent and Barbara Pressman, touring 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

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.

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