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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

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 x133.

Asheville Art Museum