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GALLERY TALK: Vessels of Memory
November 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Please note: this Gallery Talk has been postponed to a future date TBA. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Making, Historicizing , and Memorial in American Art
with Jenny Parsons, PhD, Associate Curator
Free with Museum Admission
Join Parsons for a tour of the current exhibition Dreams & Memories focusing on the idea of memory.
Works of art are like time capsules. How do artists participate in capturing memories or complicating them? How does social identity inform notions of nostalgia and historical memory? Parsons will consider these questions through a discussion of works by Robert Vonnoh, Charles Ethan Porter, Thomas Nason, James Daugherty, Mark Dion, and more.
Dreams & Memories is on view October 1, 2022 – May 14, 2023.
Image: James Daugherty (1889–1974), Untitled Abstraction, ca. 1970. Oil on canvas, 95 ¼ x 59 ¼ in. Gift of the Friends of James Daugherty Foundation
This exhibition has been made possible by the generous support from Connecticut Humanities, the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, HSB, The Aeroflex Foundation, The David T. Langrock Foundation, Mr. Andy Baxter, Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Webster, Deborah & Roy Moore, Wayne & Barbara Harms, Bouvier Insurance, Mr. & Mrs. Jeb Embree as well as donors to the Museum’s Annual Fund.