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Evan Kafka, Juliana/African Guinea Hog Mix, 368, 2020, archival digital print on paper, 40 × 30 inches. Collection of the Artist. © Evan Kafka.

Image Gallery

Talking Animals – VIRTUAL

Friday, October 9, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free for Museum Members; $10 suggested donation for non-members

Join Susan Oliver, touring docent, for an interactive conversation about three artworks in our special exhibition A Telling Instinct. 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?
  • How is the artist using an animal to convey meaning? What do you think that meaning is?
  • Why do you think the artist chose this animal in particular?
  • How does the animal’s expression make you feel? Why?

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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