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Live Arts » Film & Performance with Sam Green (Museum)
On 7/31/2015

Join award-winning filmmaker Sam Green in an illustrated lecture on the Voyager Spacecraft and Several Other Topics, which will be punctuated with live music by musician Dave Cerf. Green will cue the images and narrate in person while Cerf performs the soundtrack. The sci-fi performance will be set amongst the backdrop of the large-scale geodesic sphere sculpture, called the Buckyball, to feature 3 short "live documentaries" combining film, live narration, and sound mixing.

In the New York premiere of "The Voyager Spacecraft," the performers use the materials of the Golden Record—a collection of photographs, natural sounds, and music compiled by astronomer Carl Sagan for a time capsule inside the unmanned interstellar Voyager Spacecraft in 1977. For "The Worlds Largest Shopping Mall," images of the South China Mall outside of Guangzhou, China, a huge mall without customers, are juxtaposed with reflections on globalization. "The Universal Language" tells of Esperanto, an artificial language created by an Eastern European Jew more than 100 years ago in the hope of ending war and cultural conflict—surprisingly, the movement still exists, and its members continue to study the language and to meditate on the meaning of hope

Free, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Buckyball (In case of inclement weather, event will be moved to the Great Hall.)


Yoga and Art (Museum)
From 8/3/2015 through 9/7/2015

Yoga Story’s Cindee Joslin leads an uplifting group class uniting the power of art with the beauty of nature. Enjoy this mind/body experience in the Museum’s Great Hall, complemented by views of Crystal Bridges’ ponds, forest, and architecture. Participants should bring their own yoga mat and dress appropriately.
Monday Figure Drawing (Museum)
From 8/3/2015 through 10/19/2015

Join us on the first and third Mondays of each month for this adult Figure Drawing class to draw from a clothed model. Whether you’ve always had a love for figure drawing or are trying it for the first time, you’ll enjoy an afternoon drawing with other guests at the Museum. Participants must be 14 and older. A variety of drawing materials will be provided, and model poses will include both shorter warm-up poses, and longer poses. All materials are provided.
$10 ($5.00 for Members), register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Durand
Poetry Lift Off Finale (Great Hall)
On 8/5/2015

As the grand finale to the Poetry Liftoff series, Houston Hughes will bring his full vaudeville and poetry show to Crystal Bridges! The night will feature the best performance poets in northwest Arkansas, interspersed with variety acts and music, including performances by The Institute of Jugglology and Cabaret Fayetteville!
Wednesday Night Series: Self Guided 101 (Museum)
On 8/5/2015

Want to bring your class to the Museum, but don’t know where to start? In this two-hour workshop, you will learn Crystal Bridges’ guidelines for self-guided tours and the dialogical model, and will practice facilitating a discussion with works of art. Museum educators will be available to help you pair curriculum themes and artworks so you can create a one-of-a-kind experience for your class. Two hours of Professional Development credit available. Sponsored by Neff and Scarlett Basore.
$10, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Albers
Discover the Grounds: Water Conservation (Museum)
On 8/8/2015

Water is an important feature of the Crystal Bridges experience. Join Museum educator Samantha Hutchison and Horticulturist Cody George as they explore the springs and creeks on the Museum grounds. Sponsored by The Coleman Company.
Spotlight Lecture: William Souder on Rachel Carson (Great Hall)
On 8/9/2015

Author William Souder will discuss the life story of author Rachel Carson and her influential book Silent Spring, which started the environmental movement in the late 1960s and sparked awareness of radioactive contamination. The book paved the way toward establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency, tighter controls on the use of chemicals, and other regulatory achievements. Carson was considered the nation’s pre-eminent nature writer, and her great themes included the biological forces that link all life through the ages, the interdependence of living organisms, and the continual cycling of nutrients and genetic material through species and over time. The presentation will include special opening remarks by Curator Chad Alligood on Andy Warhol's environmental activism.
Journaling Group: Wyeth's Realism (Temporary Exhibition Gallery)
On 8/10/2015

Find inspiration in the dramatic realism and psychological symbols represented in the paintings of Jamie Wyeth.
Architecture Series: This Place Matters (Great Hall)
On 8/12/2015

This place matters! Learn about preserving Arkansas’s architectural and cultural heritage with Executive Director Vanessa Norton McKuin of the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas. Sponsored by Chip and Susan Chambers.
Figure Drawing from the Nude Model (Museum)
From 8/12/2015 through 8/26/2015

Join us on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month for this adult figure drawing class with a nude model. A variety of drawing materials will be provided, and model poses will include both shorter warm-up poses, and longer poses. Participants must be 18 or older. (Note: Figure Drawing sessions with a clothed model are offered on the first and third Mondays of each month, and are open to participants ages 14 and up; please check the calendar for dates and time.)
Live Arts: The 13 Most Beautiful. . . (Great Hall)
On 8/14/2015

The Andy Warhol Museum presents 13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests. The performance features a selection of Warhol's four-minute silent film portraits with commissioned accompaniment by Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips (formerly of Luna and Galaxie 500). Taking the form of a multi-media concert, the project has been consistently touring internationally since January, 2009. Tour highlights include the Allen Room at Lincoln Center, the Los Angeles Film Festival, Sydney Opera House, and Teatro Versace in Milan. The project was jointly commissioned by The Andy Warhol Museum and The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for the 2008 Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts.
Photo Salon: Kat Wilson:Andy Warhol's Street Life (Museum)
On 8/14/2015

Explore photography through Andy Warhol's experiments with the camera, guided by local artist Kat Wilson. Warhol documented much of his life in Polaroids which served as the basis for his portraits, silkscreen paintings, drawings, and prints. The black and white images provide a glimpse of the artist's obsessive recording of his life outside the studio, including his night life, travel, and activities on the street. This session explores his life outside the studio.
Pre-Show Conversation with Ben Harrison (Great Hall)
On 8/14/2015

Often considered the icon of Pop Art and one of the most famous and influential American artists of the second half of the twentieth century, Andy Warhol naturally had several intersections and collaborations within the world of pop music. In this lecture, Ben Harrison, Curator of Performance at The Andy Warhol Museum, will highlight some of those relationships and collaborations with recording artists and bands to create a context for the development of the live music program at the Warhol Museum, as well as commissioned music and film projects produced by the museum in recent years, including 13 Most Beautiful ... Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests and Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films.
Short Film Festival: Pop Art vs. Nature (Great Hall)
On 8/19/2015

This year’s festival theme is inspired by the exhibition Warhol’s Nature, which will be on view at the Museum until October 5. View the judges’ choice of short films in four categories: artistic, animation, narrative, and documentary. A post-screening filmmaker discussion with the audience will follow the screenings. Sponsored by Demara Titzer and The Legacy Fayetteville Condominiums.
Studio Studies: Botanical Art and Illustration (Museum)
On 8/19/2015

Botanical artist Kate Nessler will teach this introduction to botanical drawing and painting. Nessler will guide you through the basics of observing live flowers and plants, and instruct you in how to capture their beauty through drawing and painting techniques. Classes will include drawing and studying plants in the field as well as in the studios. All materials provided. Sponsored by Demara Titzer.
WOW (Great Hall)
From 8/19/2015 through 12/16/2015

Please join Crystal Bridges Culinary Director Case Dighero as he invites regional chefs and mixologists to discuss (and taste) the virtues of High South Cuisine, the rich food that hails from the Ozarks. Sponsored by Premier Dermatology and Riedel. Open to guests ages 21 and above.

$30 ($24 for Members), register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.


Spotlight Lecture: Andy Warhol's Love of Animals! (Great Hall)
On 8/21/2015

Michael McClure is an Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and one of the writers who contributed essays for Warhol’s Nature Catalog. McClure will disuccs Warhol’s Vanishing Animals and Endangered Species series.
The Great Reveal: Andy Warhol Artist Books (Museum)
On 8/24/2015

Enjoy a selection of Andy Warhol’s artist books from the Crystal Bridges Library collection, including Andy Warhol’s Index (Book), 1967, as well as A Gold Book, 1957, and several other creative art books designed and signed by the famous Pop artist.
Free, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Bellows and Cassatt
Buckyball Poetry Lift Off -- Reschedule (Museum)
On 8/26/2015

Houston Hughes continues his site-specific poetry series with invited poets.
Art by the Glass: Seven Deadly Sins (Museum)
On 8/28/2015

Through Jamie Wyeth's series, The Seven Deadly Sins, ponder the visual depiction of the Seven Deadly Sins in art over a glass of wine in this fun and social studio class! We'll talk briefly about the history of this iconography in art, Wyeth’s process and technique, and then combine watercolor and charcoal to create an artwork based on your favorite sin.., All the materials plus two glasses of wine provided. Sponsored by Demara Titzer.
Member - Speaker Meet & Greet: Eric Shiner (Great Hall)
On 8/28/2015

Crystal Bridges Members are invited to a Meet and Greet with Andy Warhol Museum Director Eric Shiner in the Great Hall prior to a public lecture at 7 p.m. Separate registration is required for the lecture.
Free, register online or by calling the Member Priority Line.
Great Hall
Spotlight Lecture: Eric Shiner: Andy Warhol (Great Hall)
On 8/28/2015

Eric Shiner, Director of The Andy Warhol Museum, will preset this lecture in conjunction with the temporary exhibition Warhol’s Nature. Throughout his lifetime, Warhol created a mythic identity that took him and his persona as an artist far away from his humble roots in Pittsburgh. By the end of his life, he had become one of the most famous people in the world through his carefully constructed appearance and his instantly recognizable Pop aesthetic. Warhol plugged into the overarching American culture with surgical precision, appropriating and rethinking images known to all. In doing so, he played with culture and took it, like himself, to a place far from its base roots.
Preschool Art Class: Lovely Lines (Museum)
On 9/2/2015

Let's cover the basics of art this fall, starting with lines! All materials are provided.
Homeschool Friday Fun Ages 5-8: Pop Art (Museum)
On 9/4/2015

Inspired by the temporary exhibition Warhol's Nature, we'll learn how Warhol and other Pop artists transformed everyday life into extraordinary art, and create some pop art of our own!
Homeschool Friday Fun Ages 9-12: Pop Art (Museum)
On 9/4/2015

Inspired by the temporary exhibition Warhol's Nature, we'll learn how Warhol and other Pop artists transformed everyday life into extraordinary art, and create some pop art of our own!
Discover the Grounds: Saving the Monarchs (Museum)
On 9/5/2015

Every year, monarch butterflies undertake what seems an impossible journey. By the millions, they leave their summer breeding grounds in the United States and Canada to fly thousands of miles to a small area of alpine forest in central Mexico. In this Discover the Grounds, you’ll meet renowned ecologist Lincoln Brower as he discusses the study of monarchs that he has been conducting for almost 60 years. After his discussion, he will lead a monarch-watch walking tour on the Museum grounds for a limited audience of 40. Those wishing to attend the walking tour must register for it separately due to limited capacity. Sponsored by The Coleman Company
Free, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Bellows & Cassatt

Discover the Grounds: Saving the Monarchs+Walk (Museum)
On 9/5/2015

Every year, monarch butterflies undertake what seems an impossible journey. By the millions, they leave their summer breeding grounds in the United States and Canada to fly thousands of miles to a small area of alpine forest in central Mexico. In this Discover the Grounds, you’ll meet renowned ecologist Lincoln Brower as he discusses the study of monarchs that he has been conducting for almost 60 years. After his discussion, he will lead a monarch-watch walking tour on the Museum grounds for a limited audience of 40. Those wishing to attend the walking tour must register for it separately due to limited capacity. Sponsored by The Coleman Company
Free, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Bellows & Cassatt

Discover the Grounds: Trail Walk (Museum)
On 9/5/2015

Join ecologist Lincoln Brower on this exclusive post-lecture tail walk to continue discussing the migration of the monarch butterflies. This monarch-watch walking tour is available to 40 registered guests.
Free, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Young Artists Class: Make it Pop! (Ages 5-10) (Museum)
On 9/5/2015

Discover the Pop artists in our galleries as inspiration to create fun works of art based on objects from everyday life. We'll explore painting, printmaking, and collage techniques! All materials are provided.
Photo Salon: 20th Century Photography: Pictoralist (Museum)
On 9/11/2015

Join Curatorial Assistant Ali Demorotski on a two-part exploration of twentieth-century photography. Beginning in September, we will focus on the rise of Pictorialism among photographers, encouraged by the work and writings of Alfred Stieglitz and his Photo-Secession group. October will conclude with the medium’s evolution into a newfound Modernist aesthetic in the post-WWI era. Both sessions will highlight the key figures, ideas, and iconographic images that defined, yet drastically separated these movements. Following a discussion, the Photo Salon group will explore the Crystal Bridges grounds to emulate and explore the Pictorialist style.
Journaling Group: Simple Pleasures (Museum)
On 9/14/2015

Recall fond memories and stories through art in an exploration of symbolism in objects. We’ll write on the topic of nostalgia in the temporary exhibition American Encounters: The Simple Pleasures of Still Life.
Evening for Educators (Museum)
On 9/18/2015

Join fellow educators as we kick off the school year with a variety of activities and gallery experiences that embrace the concepts of experimentation and risk-taking. (Professional Development credit is not available for this event.)
Sponsored by Neff and Scarlett Basore.
Free, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Walker Landing
Family Workshop: Family Traditions (Museum)
On 9/18/2015

Inspired by the temporary exhibition Jamie Wyeth, family members will work together to create paintings commemorating one of your family traditions.

Note: Only one registration required per family.
Adult Workshop: Printing Warhol's Garden (Museum)
On 9/20/2015

Artist Amber Perrodin, co-founder of the Little Craft Show, will teach this exciting mixed media workshop! Drawing inspiration from the temporary exhibition Warhol’s Nature, we will be using gelli plate printing techniques to recreate and explore the colors, design, and balance of Andy Warhol’s work with bold landscapes and floral designs. Artists of all experience levels are invited to attend this exciting one-day workshop and will be able to take home their own original works of art at the end of the class. No prior experience is necessary. All materials are provided.
Cr(EAT)e Food Series:Architecture Inspires Cuisine (Great Hall)
On 9/20/2015

CR(EAT)E Food Series » Architecture Inspires Cuisine: Frank Lloyd Wright House
An in-depth glimpse and taste of how art inspires the culinary world of Crystal Bridges, hosted by Culinary Director Case Dighero and Executive Chef Bill Lyle, along with special guests. We’ll be discussing the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, as well as experiencing a FLW inspired dinner.

Cocktails served at 6:30 p.m., and dinner at 7:00.
$100 ($80 for Members), register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Great Hall


Art Talk: Andy Warhol's Endangered Species (Museum)
On 9/21/2015

Discuss art as awareness with curator Chad Alligood and President of Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge Tanya Smith as we explore the motivation and meaning behind Andy Warhol's Endangered Species Series.
Spotlight Lecture: Mari Carmen Ramirez (Great Hall)
On 9/23/2015

How do we resisting categorizing people and art? Do we define as Latin American Art and/or Latino? Join a thought-provoking lecture by US's leading scholar on Latin American Art by Mari Carmen Ramírez is the Wortham Curator of Latin American Art and director of the International Center for the Arts of the Americas at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. This program is in collaboration with the Hispanic Latino Associate Resource Group.
Art by the Glass: The Blotted Line (Museum)
On 9/25/2015

Discover the blotted line process used by Andy Warhol in creating some of his earliest artworks, including work from the 25 Cats Name Sam and One Blue Pussy series, now on display in our temporary exhibition Warhol's Nature. Create your own series of delicate prints using ink and watercolor. All materials plus two glasses of wine and light hors d'oeuvres provided.
Live Arts » Nureyev’s Eyes (Museum)
On 9/25/2015

Join us for a special play reading that explores the inside story of two iconic artists – American painter Jamie Wyeth and Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev. During the 70s, Jamie Wyeth (son of Andrew) did a series of studies and paintings of Rudolf Nureyev, the legendary ballet dancer who defected from Russia and revitalized western ballet. Written with the express permission and support of Jamie Wyeth, this brand-new play by David Rush imagines what the artists’ electric encounters may have been like, what secrets were revealed about the world of painting and international dance, and how their relationship evolved and changed them both. Contains adult language. Produced and directed by Darin Anthony, the Artistic Director of Moving Arts, specializes in the development of new plays as well as emotionally resonant performances.
Sponsored by Demara Titzer and the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation.
$5 (Free for Members), register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Great Hall
Homeschool Tour and Art » Inspiration (Museum)
On 9/30/2015

Throughout history, many American artists have drawn inspiration from their foreign counterparts. During this program we will look at some of the inspired artists in our permanent collection and use their artworks as inspiration for our own art-making activity.
Free, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Durand & Estes
Homeschool Friday Fun ages 5 to 8 » Edgy! (Museum)
On 10/2/2015

We’ll learn about modernist art and explore the new temporary exhibition, Alfred Maurer: Art on the Edge, then head to the studios to create “edgy” artwork inspired by what we’ve seen.
Homeschool Friday Fun ages 9 to 12 » Edgy! (Museum)
On 10/2/2015

We’ll learn about modernist art and explore the new temporary exhibition, Alfred Maurer: Art on the Edge, then head to the studios to create “edgy” artwork inspired by what we’ve seen.
Art Night Out: The Silver Factory Party! (Entire Museum)
On 10/3/2015

Celebrate the creative and experimental spirit of Andy Warhol with Art Night Out! Warhol's years at The Factory— the hip hangout for artistic types and Warhol superstars— were known as the Silver Era, where parties exploded into DIY happenings. Just like the guests of Warhol's iconic parties, you'll make screen prints and giant paintings, star in screen test films, witness live experimental performances, and dance to beats of the 80s and The Velvet Underground.
Sponsored by AMP Sign & Banner , Arvest Bank, Blue Moon Brewing Company, and Saatchi & Saatchi X.
Young Artists Class ages 5 to 10 (Museum)
On 10/3/2015

Spotlight Lecture: Chad Alligood: Warhol’s Nature (Great Hall)
On 10/4/2015

Curator Chad Alligood presents this closing lecture on the temporary exhibitions Warhol’s Nature and Jamie Wyeth.
Preschool Art Class: Show Me Shapes (Museum)
On 10/7/2015

Let's cover the basics of art and create with shapes, using a variety of supplies and techniques. All materials are provided.
Spotlight Lecture: Carol Troyen (Great Hall)
On 10/7/2015

Discover Edward Hopper and his love of Blackwell Island through the stories and research of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Curator Emeritus Carol Troyen. Hopper produced some of the most enduringly popular images in American art, including Blackwell’s Island. The work was painted during the height of his fame and is now on view in Crystal Bridges’ permanent collection. Alluding to urban development and social change, it creates a complex mood evoked by the site’s “brooding, faint, sinister stillness.” Equally evocative are Hopper’s diners, movie palaces, and middle-class buildings that reflect American life between the wars. His light-filled watercolors of Gloucester, Maine, and Cape Cod mirror their austere beauty, and his quiet, yet riveting works of people in their apartments, offices, and hotel rooms express both a sense of urban isolation and anomie, portraying the bittersweet comfort of being alone. These themes will be the focus of Troyen’s lecture, entitled “Hopper’s Stories.” Troyen is an expert on Hopper’s works, having organized the 2007-2008 Hopper exhibition, and is known for her work on a number of American moderns — Charles Sheeler, George Bellows, and Marsden Hartley. Troyen is now an independent scholar.
Photo Salon 20th Century Photography: Modernism (Museum)
On 10/9/2015

Continue exploring the evolution of photography with Curatorial Assistant Ali Demorotski. This session will focus on the dramatic shift from the soft, romantic, and hand-worked Pictorialist style into the hard-edge, straight photography of the Modernist era. After the discussion, the Photo Salon group will explore Crystal Bridges' architecture to emulate and explore the Modernist style.
Di8scover the Grounds: Wood Artists and Demonstrat (Museum)
On 10/10/2015

Local artists will be demonstrating wood cutting and carving techniques. Participants will have an opportunity to make wood-art and try their hand at carving too!
Free. Meet at the Tulip Tree Shelter
Alison Nation
Discover the Grounds: Wood Artists + Demonstration (Museum)
On 10/10/2015

Join local woodturners Les Brandt, Kim Kenney, William Moore in a discussion of working with wood pieces found on the Museum’s trails as well as elsewhere around Arkansas, and learn creative ways to make your own wood art for fall. Artists from Stateline Woodturners Club will demonstrate wood cutting and carving techniques on the museum courtyard before and after the discussion.
Journaling Group: Tranquil Moments (Museum)
On 10/12/2015

Explore how an image can trigger a memory while viewing art in our permanent collection. This month we will discuss various artworks of the late 19th century with John Brown University Associate Professor, Jacob Stratman, reflecting on images of leisure and tranquil moments as we recall stories from our own memories of a simpler time.
Studio Studies: Figure Drawing from the Nude Model (Museum)
On 10/14/2015

Local artist and curator of Arsaga’s Depot, Mia Buonaiuto will lead this six-week figure drawing course teaching contemporary and innovative techniques in rendering the human figure. Gain inspiration from our permanent collection as we reflect on methods used throughout history to create the human form. All materials provided. Participants must be 18 or older.
Teacher Workshop » Difficult Conversations (Museum)
On 10/14/2015

Sometimes it is hard to know how to discuss tough topics when they arise. In this two-hour workshop, we will use artworks in our permanent collection as effective entryways to difficult conversations. We’ll discuss how to set guidelines for a group to maintain an open forum that respects differing points of view. Two hours of Professional Development credit available.
Sponsored by Neff and Scarlett Basore.
$10, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Albers
Salsa Night (Museum)
On 10/17/2015

Come out and enjoy the Great Hall’s spectacular dance floor with a night of Salsa dancing to Latin beats by DJ Midnite. Special thanks to the Hispanic Latino Associate Resource Group.
College Workshop: Maurer Studio Mixer (Museum)
On 10/18/2015

Mingle with the Crystal Bridges College Ambassadors as they host this Avant Guard afternoon studio mixer! Take a tour of our newest exhibition, Alfred Maurer: Art on the Edge, with members of CBCA, discussing the Fauvist art movement, or “Wild Beasts,” then return to the studio and choose from a variety of materials at our Art Bar to create a giant collaborative mural inspired the colorful artworks of Maurer. Sponsored by Stephen and Claudia Strange.
Keynote Lecture: Visiting Artist Maya Lin (Great Hall)
On 10/19/2015

Designer, artist, and environmentalist Maya Lin will talk about her remarkable career in both art and architecture, which began when she virtually redefined the idea of “monument” with her design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Lin’s acclaimed work encompasses large-scale environmental installations, intimate studio artworks, and architectural works, as well as memorials. In 2009, Lin was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama, and in 2014 she was honored with the prestigious Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize. Lin’s architectural projects create a close dialogue between landscape and built environment, and she is committed to advocating sustainable design solutions in all her works. Maya Lin has been profiled in Time Magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Smithsonian, and Art in America, among others.
Sponsored by Del Monte Foods.
Live Arts » Orphan Riders (Great Hall)
On 10/22/2015

Orphan Riders is a multimedia theater performance featuring novelist Alison Moore and singer/songwriter Phil Lancaster. The two have combined audio and visual elements, historical fiction, and musical ballads into a collaborative performance that brings the Orphan Train Movement, a largely-unknown chapter in American history, to public awareness. The multi-media presentation tells the story of the 250,000 orphans and unwanted children put on trains in New York between 1854 and 1929 and sent all over the United States to be given away. Featuring original music, an audio-visual presentation of archival photographs, and interviews with two surviving Orphan Train Riders (a man who came to Berryville, AR and a woman who came to Greenville, TX), the presentation is followed by a dramatic recitation from the new novel, Riders on the Orphan Train by Alison Moore. After the performance, there will be an informal discussion led by Alison Moore and Phil Lancaster about the origin and demise of the largest child migration in history and the part it played in the formation of the American Dream. The presenters will take questions from the audience and will invite relatives and acquaintances of Orphan Train Riders to share their stories.
Sponsored by Demara Titzer and the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation.
$5 ($4 for Members), register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Great Hall
Family Workshop (Museum)
On 10/23/2015


Saturday Session for Teachers » Alfred Maurer: Art (Museum)
On 10/24/2015

Take a survey in the major art movements from fin-de-siècle figure paintings, scenes of contemporary leisure, Fauvist works, landscapes and florals, heads and figures, and still-life, to late Cubist abstractions. In this workshop you’ll learn about these movements through the eyes for Alfred H. Maurer and our temporary exhibition Alfred Maurer: Art on the Edge. This session will be especially useful for History, Art History, and Studio Art classroom educators. Four hours of Professional Development credit available.
Sponsored by Neff and Scarlett Basore
$10, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Estes
AdultWorkshop: Figure Painting (Museum)
On 10/25/2015

Learn an abstract way to break down the complex figure into simple geometric shapes in this workshop led by local figure painter, Jessica Westhafer. The workshop begins with a “color lab” in which students will develop a rich palette of colors using a full range of intermediate and saturated pigments. Deriving inspiration from contemporary and master painters, we will use these palettes to create a unique planar painting. All painting and drawing will be done from direct observation of a live model. All materials are provided.
Art by the Glass: Fauvist Forest (Museum)
On 10/30/2015

Explore innovative methods of landscape painting inspired by our new exhibition, Alfred Maurer: Art on the Edge. Use bright pigments inspired by the Fauvist art movement to change your perspective of a painted landscape. All materials plus two glasses of wine and light hors d'oeuvres are provided.
Kick Off the Lecture: Picturing the Americas (Great Hall)
On 11/13/2015

The Picturing the Americas Symposium is an international symposium offering a multi-cultural exchange of views related to landscape painting from Canada to Peru, held in conjunction with the special exhibition Picturing the Americas: Landscape Painting from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic. The symposium will kick off on Friday evening with a Keynote Lecture by Ivo Mesquita, Technical Director, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo. Panel discussions on Saturday will feature scholars from both North and South America, discussing topics that parallel themes central to the exhibition such as “Land, Icon, and Nature,” “Art and Exploration,” and “Modernity in the Landscape.” Curators from the three institutions organizing the exhibition: Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil; the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; and the Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago, will be present to offer a curators’ perspective of the project and moderate discussions.
Symposium: Picturing the Americas (Great Hall)
On 11/14/2015

The Picturing the Americas Symposium is an international symposium offering a multi-cultural exchange of views related to landscape painting from Canada to Peru, held in conjunction with the special exhibition Picturing the Americas: Landscape Painting from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic. The symposium will kick off on Friday evening with a Keynote Lecture by Ivo Mesquita, Technical Director, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo. Panel discussions on Saturday will feature scholars from both North and South America, discussing topics that parallel themes central to the exhibition such as “Land, Icon, and Nature,” “Art and Exploration,” and “Modernity in the Landscape.” Curators from the three institutions organizing the exhibition: Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil; the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; and the Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago, will be present to offer a curators’ perspective of the project and moderate discussions.