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Hazel Larsen Archer, Minimum House, Black Mountain College, circa 1948, gelatin silver print on paper, 9 1/2 × 6 7/8 inches. Black Mountain College Collection, gift of Albert Lanier, 2009.18.21.91. © Estate of Hazel Larsen Archer.

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Slow Art Friday: Modernist Design at Black Mountain College – VIRTUAL

Friday, November 5, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free for Museum Members; $10 suggested donation for non-members

Join Hank Bovee, touring docent, for an interactive conversation about artworks in the special exhibition Modernist Design at Black Mountain College. 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.

  • Which adjectives would you use to describe each piece of furniture?
  • How does the artist use the elements of art (line, shape, form, space, color, value, and texture) in each piece of furniture? In the house?
  • How does the artist use the principles of design (unity, balance, rhythm, pattern, variety, proportion, and emphasis) in each piece of furniture? In the house?

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.

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