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Bernice Sims, Taylor Rolling Store, circa 2008, acrylic on canvas, 18 × 24 1/8 inches. Museum purchase with funds provided by 2010 Collectors' Circle members Anne Burkhardt and Cherry Lentz Saenger, 2011.07.24. © Estate of Bernice Sims.

Image Gallery

Before Social Distancing – VIRTUAL

Friday, October 23, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free for Museum Members; $10 suggested donation for non-members

This virtual program takes place via Zoom. Space is limited; registration is required. To register, click here.

Join Doris Potash, master docent and Barbara Pressman, touring 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 this artwork? What do you see that makes you say that?
  • What events or social interactions can you identify in these artworks?
  • What mood have the artists created?
  • Which non-socially distant experiences in these artworks are you hoping to have when it’s safe?

Slow Art Fridays

Each Friday 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.

Generous support for this program is provided by Art Bridges.

Asheville Art Museum