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Pierre Daura, Funeral,  circa 1941–1945, oil on canvasboard, 32 × 25 3/4 inches. Gift of Martha R. Daura, 1998.17.35.21. © Estate of Pierre Daura.

Image Gallery

Creating Home – VIRTUAL

Friday, June 25, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free for Museum Members; $10 suggested donation for non-members

Join Barbara Pressman, touring docent, for an interactive conversation about four artworks in our special exhibition Old World/New Soil: Foreign-Born American Artists from the Asheville Art Museum 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 mood or feeling has the artist created?
  • What do you think the artist is trying to communicate? Why?
  • Do you connect to the artist’s roots in this artwork, and/or their adapted home?
  • How does the title affect your understanding of the artwork?

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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