Shaman or Charlatan? The World of Joseph Beuys

Thursday, August 14, 2014, 1:30 p.m.

The Mimi and Peter Haas Painting and Sculpture Gallery, Gallery 24, fourth floor

Explore the roles of alchemy, transformation, and performance in the works of Joseph Beuys, along with subsequent artists’ responses to his work and the question of his "authenticity." Was he, as he claimed, a modern-day shaman, or not?

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.