Films and Documentaries

Seeing Color

Every Tuesday - Sunday  
11:00 am and 3:00 pm
Free with admission

(2002) Produced for the National Gallery, this HD
video explores how painter’s use color. Featuring National Gallery curators and restorers, contemporary painters Sean Scully and Sam Gilliam, and more. 30 minutes

An Abstract Humanist

Every Tuesday - Sunday
12:00 pm
Free with admission

(2003) This program offers a rare examination of the life and work of Mark Rothko. Rothko gave abstraction the emotional power of music
and poetry. He painted ideas rather than objects and, in the process, created a deeply original pictorial language. One of the most important artists of his generation, Rothko is perhaps best known for his work in the style of the New York School and was a peer of many other illustrious abstract artists: Jackson Pollock, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still, Franz Kline, and Robert Motherwell, to name only five. 52 minutes

The Way It Goes:
Nathan Slate Joseph

Every Tuesday - Sunday
1:00 pm
Free with admission

An intimate documentary biography of an artist whose unconventional approach to metal and form will leave you wanting more. 60 minutes


Public Programs By Date

Sketching in the Galleries

with Glenna Kubit
Tuesdays: August 7, September 25, October 16
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$5 Members, $5 + admission Non-Members

You don’t have to be able to draw to enjoy this program! This is not about the final result but rather about taking time to look closely at works of art in our galleries to get a better understanding of how the artist created them. Led by artist and educator Glenna Kubit, this program will encourage visitors to slow down as they engage in a variety of drawing assignments that focus on the use of line, proportion, texture and value. Paper, pencils will be provided (participants are welcome to bring their own sketch books). Program is limited to 15 people per session

Brown Bag Lectures

with Riva Ettus
Thursdays: August 9, September 13, October 11
1:00 pm followed by 2:00 pm exhibition tour
Free with admission

Bring a sandwich and enjoy lunch with friends as Museum Docent Riva Ettus presents an informative talk on True Colors. Afterward, join the public exhibition tour.

Director’s Seminars

with Charles A. Riley, Ph.D.
All sessions: $100 Members, $150 Non-Members
Per session: $30 Members, $40 Non-Members
Tuesday, 4:00 pm

Gallery talk followed by refreshments in the Director’s office, a four-part seminar on the color and culture.

September 11, Color vs. Line  (full attendance)
September 25, Making vs. Matching  (full attendance)
October 16, Sights vs. Sounds
October 30, The Palette vs. The Chart


Gallery Talk

with Director Charles A. Riley, Ph.D.
Sunday, September 16
3:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Free with admission

Join our Museum Director, Charles A. Riley, Ph.D. for a lively and informative tour of this exciting exhibition

Smithsonian Day

Saturday, September 22
Free admission for two with a paper/phone ticket from Smithsonian Museum Day 2018

The Pastel Art Glass of Louis C. Tiffany

Saturday, September 22
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Free with admission

Gordon H. Hancock, collector of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s pastel-tinted glass tableware will discuss his interest in glass created by Tiffany Furnace in 1919 when the company created a new line of tableware and decorative pieces to increase sales. Collectors today call it Pastel Glass because of its beautiful colors which were made by casing or flashing colored glass with opalescent heat reactive glass, and heat treating it to develop patterns and opalescent highlights.

Exploring the New York Art World: Director’s Manhattan Tours

with Charles A. Riley, II, Ph.D.
Per tour: $30 Members; $40 Non-Members

Thursday, October 4
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Upper East Side
Thursday, October 25
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Grand Unveiling:
Sculpture Garden New Additions

Thursday, October 11
(Rain Date: October 18)
5:30 pm
Free with admission

Join us for a festive opening, with refreshments, and guided tour with the director of the exciting new additions to the renowned Museum sculpture garden, including major new works by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Marko Remec, Arthur Carter, Nathan Slate Joseph and Hans Van de Bovenkamp.

Color in Real Life:
A Symposium

Saturday, October 13
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Free with admission

Join renowned experts from the fields of fashion (Pat Tunsky, creative director), psychoanalysis (Dr. Diane Clemente), film and design for a lively discussion of the many powerful ways color affects our lives, including a sneak peek at how design teams forecast the “hot” colors for future seasons and how analysts use color symbolism in diagnoses.

The Sound of Color
iSchool Chamber Symphony

Yi Qian, conducting
Saturday, October 27
3:00 pm
Free with admission

Join the iSchool Chamber Symphony, led by maestro Yi Qian, for a vivid concert of masterworks that bring the paintings of Monet, Rothko, Matisse and other giants of color to musical life. From Debussy, Ravel and Berlioz to The Rolling Stones, there is a wide spectrum of timeless music inspired by color in art.

Super Family Sunday
Enchanted Forest

Sunday, October 28
Stop by the Manes Education Center anytime between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm

Museum admission, plus $15.00 materials fee per family

Join us for our annual family friendly Halloween celebration, when the Museum’s forest is transformed into a magical place. Design a fall-inspired reusable cotton tote bag, use art-making and natural materials to build a forest sculpture, create with our friends from Free Style Arts in our outdoor classroom, listen to stories and visit our animal friends from Volunteers for Wildlife.

Upcoming Super Family Sundays

 January 20, 2019
Art and Animals at a Gold Coast Mansion

May 5, 2019
Art on the Move with RADD Crossfit & Free Style Arts Association

Woodwind Quintet

Sunday, November 4
3:00 pm
Free with admission

The region’s premier woodwind quintet performs a program specially curated to accompany the Museum’s True Colors show, featuring Mussorgsky’s delightful Pictures at an Exhibition.

Artist in the Gallery Series

Miya Ando


Sunday, September 23
3:00 pm
Free with admission

As fascinating in person as her unforgettably luminous works, Miya Ando is an art star on the rise with recent shows at the Noguchi Museum and Tagore Gallery. A master metalworker trained in Japan, her iridescent works involve a complex process that she will reveal in a discussion of the work in the gallery where they are installed.

Barbara Prey

Sunday, September 30
3:00 pm
Free with admission

One of the top landscape watercolorists in the world Barbara Prey made news, yet again (she has been profiled in The New Yorker and elsewhere) when Mass MoCA unveiled her monumental watercolor, the largest in the world. The official artist of the NASA space program, and a mainstay of the U.S. Art in Embassies program, she is an internationally renowned figure. 

Scott McIntire

Sunday, October 21
3:00 pm
Free with admission

Details to be posted soon.

MuseNews Newsletter, August 2018 Edition


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