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Adults, Teens, Late Nights

Third Thursday: Outside Eyes Tours

Thursday, October 19, 2017

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Late Night Tours; Permanent Collection; Talks with the Curator

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Join us as we celebrate our newest exhibition, Outside Eyes, highlighting the Museum's permanent collection. This exhibition offers a fresh take on many beloved works, plus a few that have never been seen on view before.

Prominent community members from a variety of professions were invited to give their perspectives on these works, serving as "outside eyes." Now, along with the history and context of each work provided by the curatorial labels, you can learn what these pieces mean to others, creating an intriguing dialogue that will deepen your engagement with the works.

We will launch this collaboration with two tours featuring a conversation with Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections Amy Moorefield alongside several of the individuals who provided interpretations of selected works.

Diane Speaks of She's International Boutique will give her take on John Singer Sargent’s Portrait of Mrs. Norah Gribble. (That’s right, Norah is back!)

Professor Robert Schultz of Roanoke College will interpret Binh Danh’s Ancestral Altar #14; the Honorable Judge Trompeter will offer his perspective on Joseph Hirsch’s Conference at the Bench; and Kianna Price with The ViBE FM will discuss her views on E. Antoinette Hale’s The Curtsey.

Tours are offered at 5:30pm and 7:30pm. Tickets are $8, and free to members. Help us welcome back our old friends and new treasures from the Taubman Museum of Art permanent collection!

Outside Eyes: New Perspectives on the Collection is generously supported in part by:

First Citizens 350

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Top Image: William Bradford (American, 1823-1892) Voyage of the Polaris (details), 1875, Oil, Acquired with Funds Provided by the Horace G. Fralin Charitable Trust, 2002.004

Images left to right:

John Singer Sargent (American, 1856-1925) Portrait of Norah Gribble, 1888, Oil on canvas, Acquired with Funds Provided by the Horace G. Fralin Charitable Trust, 2000.021

Bihn Danh (American, Contemporary) Ancestral Altar # 14, 2005, Chlorophyll print and resin, Purchase with funds from the Cherry Hill Endowment, 2006.039

Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978) Framed, 1946, Oil and graphite, Acquired with Funds Provided by the Horace G. Fralin Charitable Trust, 2003.001