In 1913 the artist Marcel Duchamp affixed a bicycle wheel to a kitchen stool, creating his first “readymade” sculpture. With this act, Conceptual art was born and all notions about conventional art-making were forever changed. Today Conceptual artists work in myriad mediums, including performance, installation, photography, and video. All that is required to make a conceptual work is an idea and a way to make it visible. In this session, explore the history of Conceptual art and then create your own.

Gallery Sessions, impromptu interactions facilitated by Museum educators that explore the creative process, art history, and the experience of art, take place daily in select galleries. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free with Museum admission. No registration is required.

Sign language–interpreted Gallery Sessions are held every fourth Sunday of the month at 1:30 p.m. FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.

Gallery Sessions, impromptu interactions facilitated by Museum educators that explore the creative process, art history, and the experience of art, take place daily in select galleries. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free with Museum admission. No registration is required.

FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.

Learn more about Adult Programs

  1. Tuesday, October 7, 2014,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 2, Prints and Illustrated Books Galleries

  2. Friday, September 26, 2014,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 4, Painting and Sculpture II, Gallery 20

  3. Wednesday, August 20, 2014,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 4, Painting and Sculpture II, Gallery 20

  4. Wednesday, August 6, 2014,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 4, Painting and Sculpture II, Gallery 20

  5. Wednesday, July 30, 2014,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Painting and Sculpture I, Gallery 5

This event is part of Gallery Sessions.