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    Curator and Educator-led Gallery Talks

    Don't miss the opportunity to engage directly with the museum's special exhibitions and permanent collection with experts on the works of art! Hear from the curators and educators as they offer a "behind-the-scenes" look at the culture and history of specific works.

    All tours meet in the Wieland Lobby. Gallery Talks are FREE with museum admission; no reservations required.

    Upcoming Gallery Talks


    Friday, November 14, 7:30 p.m.
    Ginia Sweeney, Coordinator of Museum Interpretation, shares her passion and appreciation for the paintings of Chaïm Soutine who would serve as a key influence to such important figures as de Kooning, Freud, and Bacon, as Sweeney takes guests through the Cézanne and the Modern exhibition.

    Friday, December 5, 7:30 p.m.
    Join Margaret Wilkerson, Coordinator of Education Volunteers, as she brings insight to Cézanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection, including works by Paul Cézanne, one of the most pivotal figures in the development of modernism and the vibrant colors, strong compositions, and bold brushwork of the School of Paris.

    Friday, December 12, 7:30 p.m.
    Explore Gordon Parks: Segregation Story with Nina Pelaez, Kress Museum Interpretation Fellow, as she leads visitors through these rarely seen photographs by trailblazing African American artist and filmmaker Gordon Parks, many of which were created for a 1950s Life magazine article documenting an African-American family in segregated Alabama.

    Friday, January 9, 7:30 p.m.
    Virginia Shearer, Eleanor McDonald Storza Director of Education, invites guests to experience sound artist Janet Cardiff's critically acclaimed installation The Forty Part Motet – a mesmerizing reworking of a 40-part choral piece by Tudor composer Thomas Tallis (ca. 1505-1585).

    Friday, January 23, 7 p.m.
    In Schrödinger's Cat, Social Activism, and Piracy: Contemporary and Self-Taught Art at the High, Kate McLeod, Coordinator of School and Teacher Services, will postulate on the theory that quantum mechanics, art for social change, and piracy can all be discussed in the High's special exhibition Gordon Parks: Segregation Story and the permanent collection, specifically looking at the works by Thornton Dial, Mose T., and the Quilts of Gee's Bend. Come with an open mind to this informal and – possibly – ridiculous discussion.