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John Sloan, Fun, One Cent, 1905, etching on cream colored paper, edition of 100 (60 printed), 5 ¼ × 7 inches. Museum purchase in memory of Nat C. Myers and Dick Albyn with funds provided by Leah Karpen, Fran Myers, Kenneth Myers, Russell & Ladene Newton, and Ute Roth, 2009.06.63. © John Sloan Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Image Gallery

Observation or Hidden Meaning – VIRTUAL

Friday, January 29, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free for Museum Members; $10 suggested donation for non-members

Join Shana Hill, touring docent, for an interactive conversation about three artworks in our 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?
  • What do you think the artist wanted you to see? Why?
  • How does the artwork make you feel? Why?
  • What sounds do you hear? What smells do you smell? What would the textures feel like?

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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