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Rob Amberg, Clinton Norton Holding His Robin Doll from the Sodom Laurel Album, 1977 (printed 2019), gelatin silver print, image: 5 x 7 ½ inches. Museum purchase with funds provided by the Nat C. Myers Fund for Photography and 2019 Collectors' Circle members Gail & Brian McCarthy and Hank & Marita Strauss, 2019.49.042. © Rob Amberg.

Image Gallery

Open to Interpretation – VIRTUAL

Friday, July 9, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free for Museum Members; $10 suggested donation for non-members

Join Doris Potash, master 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?
  • Does anything in this artwork seem mysterious to you? Puzzling?
  • Sometimes an artist’s intention isn’t obvious. What do you think this artwork is about?

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