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Robert Glenn Ketchum, CVNRA #397 from the Overlooked in America: The Success and Failure of Federal Land Management series, 1988, Cibachrome print on paper, edition AP, 27 × 30 inches. Gift of the Artist, 2020.42.14. © Robert Glenn Ketchum, image courtesy the Artist.

Image Gallery

Public Domain – VIRTUAL

Friday, July 30, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free for Museum Members; $10 suggested donation for non-members

Join Megan Pyle, touring docent, for an interactive conversation about three artworks in the Museum’s special exhibition Public Domain: Photography and the Preservation of Public Lands. 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?
  • Have you been to places like those in the photographs? How did those places make you feel?
  • If you were in the places depicted in the photographs, what sounds would you hear? What smells would you smell? What textures would you feel? What would the temperature be like?
  • Do you think the photographs have a message or meaning? What is it?

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 x121.

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