Collage Night Social
Thursday, March 7, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Get together with friends and make art. Cut and paste while you chat, listen to music, and enjoy a drink at our Collage Night social.This free event is for artists and art lovers to gather in the Art Gallery space for an evening of art making and socializing. The Gallery opens its vast collection of cool collage materials to lead a hands-on collage-making night for adults inspired by The Decameron Retold. Work on solo or collaborative collage works while listening to Guest Artist DJ Beaubien spin some tunes. Quick casual tours of the exhibition will be available upon request throughout the evening. All materials provided, all skill levels welcome. For ages 19+
Exhibition Tours in English and Mandarin
Saturday, March 30, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Saturday. April 13, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Drop in for a free informal guided tour in English and/or Mandarin of the current exhibition, Adad Hannah:The Decameron Retold. Learn more about the artist’s process and the stories behind the artworks at this informal tour and discussion. Registration not required.
Great Pictures: Art History and Art Appreciation Course
March 30, - April 13, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
This short art history course will examine a selection of exceptional pictures created over the past 1000 years. Most people are familiar with iconic paintings like DaVinci’s “Mona Lisa” or Van Gogh’s “Starry Night,” but have you ever looked carefully at them? What historical forces helped shape these images, how do they function as art, and what can they tell us about the human experience.
The Middle Ages: Saturday, March 30
The Middle Ages (or medieval period) describes European history between the fall of Rome in 476 CE and the beginning of the Renaissance in the 14th century. View some of the artworks made during this time period, and learn about the role that art played in peoples lives—from larger-than-life murals in Romanesque cathedrals to intimate drawings in the margins of decorated manuscripts.
Renaissance Art: Why So Many Nudes? Saturday, April 6
Why are there so many nudes in European art? The answer lies in the Italian Renaissance and the revival of ancient Greco-Roman tradition. We will examine this ancient tradition, it’s Renaissance revival, and how depicting images of naked human bodies became standard procedure in European art.
The Beginnings of Modern Art: New and Shocking: Saturday, April 13
What does it take to shock a 19th century Parisian in an art gallery? Find out as we take a look at some paintings from the earliest days of Modern Art, examine the historical context that helped shape them, and consider why they were so shocking.
Registration required for each session, limited spaces.
$5.00 per session includes any hand-outs and light refreshments.
For more information about these are other Art Gallery Programs visit www.richmondartgallery.org or call Kathy Tycholis at 604-247-8300.