April Events at the Asheville Art Museum

Press release

From the Asheville Art Museum:

The Asheville Art Museum is pleased to announce the following schedule of exhibitions, public programs and special events for the month of April 2014. Additional information is available on the Museum’s online calendar at www.ashevilleart.org/events. You may also contact Jen Swanson at jswanson@ashevilleart.org for more information.

Free Admission Wednesday
Wednesday, April 2
3:00-5:00 p.m.

On the first Wednesday of each month, the Museum offers free admission from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. A great way to explore the galleries!

First Friday Art Walk
Friday, April 4
5:00-8:00 p.m.

On the first Friday of each month through November, the Museum will participate in the Downtown Asheville Art District’s First Friday Art Walks from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Entrance fee is pay-as-you-wish, and light snacks and a donation bar will be available. This kick-off First Friday will focus on our new exhibition Ralph Burns: A Persistence of Vision, Photographs 1972-2013.

Pianoforte Concert
Sunday, April 6
3:00-5:00 p.m.

Internationally-known pianist Sandra Wright Shen will perform in the Museum’s galleries.

Home School Program
Tuesday, April 8
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Home-school students in grades 1 – 4 are invited to join us for the Museum’s Home School Program on the second Tuesdays of each month. Each 90-minute session includes a guided tour of the Museum’s Permanent Collection or special exhibition, and a hands-on art activity. Pre-registration is required. Call 828.253.3227.

Discussion Bound
Tuesday, April 8
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Short Stories Selection: Black Elvis by Geoffrey Becker; Winter Dreams by F. Scott Fitzgeral; Wake for Susan by Cormac McCarthy; The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World by Gabriel Garcia Marquez; A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor

In our monthly book discussion, we read and discuss books that relate to artwork in our galleries. Moderated by a member of the Museum’s staff or a volunteer, we exchange ideas and learn about books, art and each other.

Adult Workshop: Cyanotype Printing with Digital Negatives
Friday, April 11
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Participants will learn how to print a digital negative using Photoshop and transparency film, and how to coat and properly handle paper with cyanotype chemistry. Participants will be able to make their own negatives from an image they bring, coat their own paper with chemistry, expose it to the sun, and leave with at least one cyanotype.

Lunchtime Art Break
Friday, April 11
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Permanent Collection: 140 Years of American Art
Docent-led

The Museum presents Lunchtime Art Breaks, a series of gallery talks and presentations designed to inform and engage you in dialogue with members of our curatorial and education departments, docents and special guests.

Weekend Film Screenings
Saturday + Sunday, April 12 + 13
2:00 p.m.
Beasts of the Southern Wild

This 2012 Oscar-nominated, fantastical drama follows a little girl named Hushpuppy who lives in a dilapidated pocket of homes in the Mississippi Delta. When her father falls ill and natural disasters strike, Hushpuppy sets off to find her long-lost mother.
Rated: PG-13. 93 minutes.

Tot Time in the ArtPLAYce for Children
Tuesday, April 15
10:30 a.m.

Parents and caregivers with pre-school age children are invited to bring their youngsters to the Museum’s interactive Art PLAYce for Children to this monthly series called “Tot Time,” featuring a new guided art activity designed especially for tiny tots each month. Participating children must be accompanied by an adult.

Up for Discussion
Wednesday, April 16
7:00-8:00 p.m.
A Lecture: Look Homeward Angel: Memory, Imagination and the Worlds We Share
Dr. Charles Russell will be discussing the prominent roles of memory and imagination in Outsider Art. Dr. Russell is Professor Emeritus of English and American Studies at Rutgers University, Newark, where he was Director of American Studies and Associate Director of the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience. Lecture is held in conjunction with Social Geographies: Interpreting Space and Place.
Adult Workshop: Pinhole Camera Construction and Prints
Thursday + Friday, April 24 + 25
12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Parents and caregivers with pre-school age children are invited to bring their youngsters to the Museum’s interactive Art PLAYce for Children to this monthly series called “Tot Time,” featuring a new guided art activity designed especially for tiny tots each month. Participating children must be accompanied by an adult.

Lunchtime Art Break
Friday, April 25
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Pierre Daura: Modernist in the Mountains
Frank Thomson, Museum Curator

The Museum presents Lunchtime Art Breaks, a series of gallery talks and presentations designed to inform and engage you in dialogue with members of our curatorial and education departments, docents and special guests.


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