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Barry Gurley Huffman, Feeding the Family, 1990, acrylic on canvas, 14 × 18 inches. Gift of the Artist, 2018.57.10. © Barry Gurley Huffman.

Image Gallery

Folk Art Stories – VIRTUAL

Date:
Friday, June 18, 2021
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free for Museum Members; $10 suggested donation for non-members
Tickets:
https://shop.ashevilleart.org/products/slow-art-fridays

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

Join Megan Pyle, touring docent, for an interactive conversation about three artworks in our special exhibition Huffman Gifts of Contemporary Southern Folk Art. 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 can you learn about the artist by looking at this artwork? What do you think was the artist’s inspiration?
  • What story or stories does this artwork evoke?
  • Do you think this artwork belongs in a museum? Why or why not?

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.

Contact:
Asheville Art Museum
Phone:
828.253.3227
Venue:
Zoom
Website:
https://zoom.us/