The Museum Uncrated: How do we talk about art?

March 15, 2023, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Listed In: Talks and Screenings

Do you ever feel uncomfortable at a museum? Do you want more from your museum experience? Then this program is for you – Plains Art Museum Curatorial team invites you to join the third Wednesday of each month starting in January to learn about the inner workings of a museum. In this monthly talk series, our team will break down different points of entry in museums from missing pieces in the Plains Art Museum Collection to focusing on why art is framed the way it is and the labels we see on the wall. Each session will have a takeaway for participants. This is a free talk series with all materials included.

How do we talk about art?
This evening is dedicated to learning the language of art to decode how museums talk about art. The curatorial team will break down the elements and principles of design while having discussions in the installation of Below the Surface which is located on the first floor of the Museum. This exhibition has our permanent collection along with pieces from Los Angeles County Museum of Art. This night is for anyone that has ever felt art is too complicated, or out of reach. Let us be your guides to better understand the work on the walls, so you too can walk into a gallery and be an expert.

Generous support for this project provided by Art Bridges

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