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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

Friday, June 18, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free for Museum Members; $10 suggested donation for non-members

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

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.

Asheville Art Museum