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Amelia Bennett, Scrap Up, 1992, cotton, cotton/polyester blend, and wool blend (pant legs), 80 × 82 inches. Museum purchase with funds provided by the 2019 Collectors’ Circle and 2019 Collectors’ Circle member Omari Simmons, and gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, 2019.44.02. © Estate of Amelia Bennett, image Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio.

Image Gallery

Threads of History: Cut, Sewn, and Pressed – VIRTUAL

Friday, February 5, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free for Museum Members; $10 suggested donation for non-members

Join Kathy Seguin, touring docent, for an interactive conversation about three artworks in our Collection and special exhibition Across the Atlantic. 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 are some common threads weaving these artworks together?
  • Where do you see cut, sewn, and pressed elements in these artworks? What might they symbolize?

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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