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John Baeder, White Palace, 1980, screenprint on paper, 16 1/4 × 22 1/4 inches. Gift of Jerald L. Melberg Gallery Inc., 1985.12.3.64. © John Baeder.

Image Gallery

How I Spent My Summer Vacation – VIRTUAL

Friday, August 13, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free for Museum Members; $10 suggested donation for non-members

Join Kay Dunn and Ruth Shedwick-Bryant, touring docents, for an interactive conversation about three artworks in the Museum’s 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?
  • Does this artwork bring to mind memories of summers past? Why?
  • How does the artist convey time and place in this artwork?
  • Which visual clues do you look for to determine if an image is a photograph or a painting? Do you value one over the other? Why?

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.

Asheville Art Museum