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Sandy Noyes, Reclining Nude with Carpet, 1978, palladium print on paper, 4 3/4 × 6 3/4 inches. Gift of Ladene & Russell Newton, 2003.18.03.95. © Sandy Noyes.

Image Gallery

Women’s Bodies in a Museum – VIRTUAL

Friday, August 27, 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 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 do these women’s bodies have in common? How are they different?
  • What message do you think the artist is expressing in each artwork? How might the message be the same or different if the bodies were male?
  • Do these artworks belong in a museum? Why or why not?

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 x133.

Asheville Art Museum