Finding Found Objects in Pre/Postwar art
Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 1:30 p.m.
The Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III Painting and Sculpture Gallery, Gallery 5, fifth floor
The use of ‘found objects’ has been an important practice for modern artists since the early 20th century. But within this common practice there is significant variety in the way artists incorporate items from their environment into their work. To investigate these diverse practices, join us on a scavenger hunt through the galleries to identify found objects and to discuss how their use affects the artwork and to what end.
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.