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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.

Image Gallery

Artist Couples – VIRTUAL

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

This virtual program takes place via Zoom.

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

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. Generous support for this program is provided by Art Bridges.
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