Conversations


Dive deeper into our exhibitions and regional cultural production with this series of innovative events.

Admission: Free for Members and Students with a valid ID
                   $8 Non-Members

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Spring 2013

50 Great American Artists Series

Join us for a series of gallery talks exploring the balance of tradition and innovation in the history of American art.

Frederic Remington: Bronco Buster
Tuesday, March 12 | 6:00pm
with James Hargrove, Assistant Professor of Art History at Roanoke College

Edward Hopper: Print Noir
Tuesday, April 9 | 6:00pm
with Bailey Van Hook, Professor of Art History at Virginia Tech

Overview of 50 Great American Artists
Tuesday, May 7 | 6:00pm
with Brian Sieveking, Adjunct Curator of Folk Art and Associate Professor of Art at Virginia Western Community College

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Jean Helion: A Painter's Journey in Life & Art
Thursday, March 21 │6:30pm

This interactive discussion will illuminate the significant contributions made to painting by 20th century French artist Jean Hélion. Moderated by Bill White (painter, Professor Emeritus from Hollins University, and the Guest Curator for this exhibition), along with Stanley Lewis (painter and Professor Emeritus from American University), and Harry Naar (painter and Professor of Art at Rider University), this dialogue and visual exploration will give visitors the opportunity to experience Hélion’s works on display at the Taubman in a new way.

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STEPS: A composition for a painting to be performed by individuals and groups

Thursday, April 4 | 6:30pm

Join us for an exclusive performance of John Cage’s STEPS with The Mountain Lake Workshop and narration by Ray Kass, Adjunct Curator of Southeastern American Art. Each individual step is recorded in paint to transform the movement into a work of art. See art in the making and experience the human involvement with which it is created.

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