Curator Roxana Marcoci calls Christopher Williams “a creator of visual essays.” These “essays” are photographs whose formal and conceptual rigor confronts broadly diverse histories. They present, in the words of the artist, “different choreographic possibilities” or “vistas” for viewing and perceiving the work. In this session, four of Williams’s “essays” will be read through multiple lenses, with the goal of mining the photographs for experiential and interpretive possibilities. Following a short lecture on each photo, participants will be invited to enter into dialogue with the works by creating their own “visual essays” of the works through brief writing, drawing, and speaking exercises.

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.

Join us for lively conversations and engaging activities, facilitated by Museum educators, that offer insightful and unusual ways to engage with collections and special exhibitions.

Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required.

FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.

  1. Sunday, November 2, 2014,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 6, Exhibitions Galleries
    The Museum of Modern Art

  2. Monday, October 27, 2014,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 6, Exhibitions Galleries
    The Museum of Modern Art

  3. Thursday, October 23, 2014,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 6, Exhibitions Galleries
    The Museum of Modern Art

  4. Thursday, October 16, 2014,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 6, Exhibitions Galleries
    The Museum of Modern Art

  5. Tuesday, September 30, 2014,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 6, Exhibitions Galleries
    The Museum of Modern Art

  6. Thursday, September 18, 2014,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 6, Exhibitions Galleries
    The Museum of Modern Art

  7. Sunday, August 17, 2014,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 6, Exhibitions Galleries
    The Museum of Modern Art

This event is part of Gallery Sessions.