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Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe During the Filming of ‘The Misfits.’ Nevada, USA, 1960, gelatin silver print on paper, 11 1/2 × 17 inches. Promised gift of Suzanne R. Jones in memory of Stephen P. Jones, EL2019.07.01. © Eve Arnold.

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Slow Art Friday: Portraits: What They Reveal – VIRTUAL

Friday, October 8, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free for Museum Members; $10 suggested donation for non-members

Join Barbara Pressman, touring docent, 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?
  • What’s the first thing that catches your eye in this artwork? Why?
  • How does the artist reveal what they think about their subject? What do they reveal about the subject’s life? Time and place?
  • How does the choice of color and medium (e.g. found objects, mixed media, painting, photography) influence your perception of the subject?

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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