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Hazel Larsen Archer, Portrait of Ruth Asawa, 1947, gelatin silver print, 5 ⅜ × 3 ⅜ inches. Black Mountain College Collection, gift of Michael & Catherine Urbain, 2012.21.14.91. © Estate of Hazel Larsen Archer

Hazel Larsen Archer, Portrait of Ruth Asawa, 1947, gelatin silver print, 5 3/8 × 3 3/8 inches. Black Mountain College Collection, gift of Michael & Catherine Urbain, 2012.21.14.91. © Estate of Hazel Larsen Archer.

Image Gallery

How Do I Look? The Art of Portraits – VIRTUAL

Date:
Friday, July 16, 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

Join Ralinda Lurie, touring docent, for an interactive conversation about three artworks in the Museum’s Collection and 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 do these artworks tell us about their subjects? What do they reveal about the artists?
  • How does the artwork’s medium influence your reaction to the subject?
  • Do portraits help viewers connect with the subject more or less so than with other types of images? Why do you think so?

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.

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