Join us for talks and discussions that will ignite your curiosity, encourage conversation, and invite thoughtful questioning.
Gallery Talk: Charles Shannon
Sunday, December 15
Curator Margaret Lynne Ausfeld will lead a gallery talk on one of the great artists in the River Region, Charles Shannon, and his influence, legacy, and portrayal of the American South and its people.
Related Exhibition: Charles Shannon
An Evening with Robin Poynor
Thursday, January 16
African art-lovers are invited to join us and hear from African Art scholar Robin Poynor, Ph.D. in a discussion of the portrayal of beauty on view in the exhibition Women in African Art. Dr. Poynor will explore the ideas of physical and inner beauty through the objects, the people portrayed in these objects, and the ways these objects were used.
Related Exhibition: Women in African Art
Land’s End Gallery Talk
Tuesday, February 4
Landscape art admirers are invited to join Assistant Curator of Education Elisabeth Palmer in the exhibition Hans Grohs. The discussion will focus on Grohs’ connection with nature as shown through his paintings, which depict the coastal region of Dithmarschen through literal and visionary interpretations.
Related Exhibition: Hans Grohs
Book Talk: Magic in Stone, by Ruth Beaumont Cook
Sunday, February 9
Followers of Alabama history are invited to join us as we welcome Alabama author Ruth Beaumont Cook for a book talk celebrating her newest work, Magic in Stone: The Sylacauga Marble Story. Cook’s book celebrates Alabama’s renowned marble artistry and industry. Participants will learn about the author’s research, the history of the Sylacauga quarry, and some of the most important sculptures created from this world-famous resource.
The book talk is free. Books will be available for purchase and signing.