Event Category: Slow Art Friday
Beauford Delaney’s Portraits – VIRTUAL
- Friday, June 4, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
- Free for Museum Members; $10 suggested donation for non-members
Join Susan Oliver, touring docent, for an interactive conversation about three artworks in our special exhibition Beauford Delaney’s Metamorphosis into Freedom. 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 do you think the artist is trying to convey about the person in each portrait?
- Did the artist’s painting style change in the decades between these portraits? How?
Slow Art Fridays
On selected 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 to email us or call 828.253.3227 x121.