Docent Highlights













Docent HighlightsWednesdays
2:30 – 3:30 PM


Join us virtually for Wednesday tours and and discover more about the exhibition Still/Live and engage in conversations with a knowledgeable docent. Learn about the symbolism, inspiration and creative process behind the artworks in this exhibition while connecting with other art-lovers. Free. Registration required for all sessions. Multiple registrations are permitted.

April 21
Object as Portrait
Join us this week for a lively Docent Highlights Tour exploring how still life can be a medium for personal reflection, looking in particular at a few artworks from our exhibition Still/Live. As Curator Emily Handlin puts it, “By telling both their stories and the stories of others through carefully chosen objects, artists transform still lifes into portraits.” Free. Registration required.
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April 28

Still life as a genre is still very much alive, though quite transformed. In this week’s Docent Highlights, discover the creative ways in which several contemporary artists in Still/Live are breaking with tradition and introducing video, animation, and even robots into this centuries-old genre. The featured artists whose works will be discussed include Patrick Tresset, Daniel Gordon, Claudia Hart, Nakeya Brown, David Rokeby and Rob and Nick Carter. Free. Registration required.
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May 5
Food, Glorious Food!
Are you a foodie who loves a good banquet? And wouldn’t you say that a person’s choice of food can tell us a lot of about his personality or place in society? Join us for a dynamic Docent Highlights Tour this Wednesday focusing on the representation of food in our current exhibition Still/Live. Free. Registration required.
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May 12
Art and Technology
Are you interested in the intersection of art and technology? Come join us for this week's Docent Highlights Tour and learn how artists in our exhibition Still/Live use technology to breathe new life into the centuries-old genre of still life. The discussion will focus on the works of Claudia Hart, David Rokeby, Jason Salavon, Daniel Gordon, and Dave Greber. Free. Registration required.
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May 19
Still Life as Moment of Truth 
Many of the artists in Still/Live have embraced the notion of 'alternate truths' through their creations. They have questioned the notions of authorship, visibility and perspective through their artistic process and their finished product. Come and learn how contemporary artists Ori Gersht, Sharon Core, Rob & Nick Carter, Barbara Probst, Patrick Tresset, Cynthia Greig and Daniel Gordon consider what is real and what is not through still life. Free. Registration required.
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May 26
Still life Through the Lens of Trompe L’oeil
The contemporary artists featured in Still/Live use photography, video and new technology to reimagine the genre of still life.  Although their methodology may be new, many of them still use a centuries-old technique called “trompe l'oeil,” which literally means “to fool the eye.”  Join us this Wednesday at 2:30pm as we explore the clever ways by which several artists in our exhibition play with our perception of reality.  Free. Registration required.
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June 2
Still Life as Moment of Truth 
Many of the artists in Still/Live have embraced the notion of 'alternate truths' through their creations. They have questioned the notions of authorship, visibility and perspective through their artistic process and their finished product. Come learn how contemporary artists Ori Gersht, Sharon Core, Rob & Nick Carter, Barbara Probst, Patrick Tresset, Cynthia Greig and Daniel Gordon consider what is real and what is not through still life. Free. Registration required.
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June 9
Contemporary conceptual art, many examples of which we find in the exhibition Still/Live, often prompts us to consider questions such as “Who is the author?” and even “What is the art?” Join us for an engaging virtual tour in which we will explore how advanced technologies and heavy borrowing not only influence our perception of who the artist really is, but open up new interpretations of the artworks themselves. Free. Registration required.
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June 16
Pride and Awareness
In honor of Pride Month, join us this Wednesday to discuss how the artists in Still/Live explore society's racial, gender, sexual, mental health and prisoner's rights biases with pride, passion, creativity and political consciousness. This engaging virtual tour will cover works by Chuck Ramirez, Nakeya Brown, Patrick Tresset, Claudia Hart, and Mat Collishaw. Free. Registration required. 
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June 23
Still life as a genre is still very much alive, though quite transformed. In this week’s Docent Highlights Tour, discover the creative ways in which several contemporary artists in our exhibition are breaking with tradition and introducing video, animation, and even robots into this centuries-old genre. Free. Registration required. 
Click here to register.