June 8, 2013

Upcoming Events at The Asheville Art Museum

June 7 - 9   Special film screenings: Selected experimental, "cameraless" films screened in partnership with Mechanical Eye Microcinema:
Friday, June 7 screening at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 8 screenings at 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 9 screenings at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.
$5 Museum members; $6 + Museum Admission for non-members. Held in the New Media Gallery

June 11   Discussion Bound (monthly reading group):  The American Painter Emma Dial: A Novel  by Samantha Peale.  3:00 - 5:00 PM. in the Museum Library. The event is Free with membership or regular Museum admission.  In a New York Times book review, critic Deborah Solomon wrote of the author, "In her witty and impressively observed debut novel Samantha Peale has given us what is probably the first novel narrated by a studio assistant in New York in the 21st century." Peale, who was a studio assistant to sculptor Jeff Koons for four years, gives readers a cautionary tale and glimpse into a sought-after position in the art world.

June 15   Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection   This traveling exhibition of the Whitney Museum of American Art remains on view through September 8  OPENING RECEPTION: JULY 13, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.  Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection presents a selection of works from the historic gift of art pledged to the Whitney Museum of American Art in May 2010 by longtime Whitney Museum trustee Emily Fisher Landau. Considered one of the preeminent collectors of postwar art in the United States, Emily Fisher Landau's personal approach to collecting has long paralleled that of the Whitney, an institution similarly devoted to the art of its time.

June 18, 10:30 AM  Enjoy Tot Time in the Museum's Art PLAYce for Children. This event occurs monthly on the third Tuesday of each month.  Free with membership or regular admission (ages 5 & younger admitted free).   Parents with pre-school age children are invited to bring their youngsters to the Museum's interactive Art PLAYce for Children for a new monthly series called "Tot Time", featuring a new guided art activity designed especially for tiny tots each month. Discover the art of play through this new Education program of the Museum! Participating children must be accompanied by an adult.

June 21,  12:00 - 1:00 PM   Lunchtime Art Break Aaron Siskind: Abstract Expressionist Photographer. This event is Free with membership or regular Museum admission.  Enjoy a guided tour and discussion of Aaron Siskind.

June 22, 6:00 - 9:30 PM   Night at the Museum: A Black & White Soiree to benefit the Asheville Art Museum.  $125 per person. Reservations are required online of by calling  (828) 253-3227.  Cocktail Hour / Fine Dining / Live Auction To Support Great Art. Great Experiences.

June 24, 10:00 - 11:00 AM    New Public Program:  Laughter Yoga at the Museum.  $5 members / $8 non-members. Held in the  East Wing upstairs gallery.  What better setting for Laughter Yoga than alongside works in the new Museum exhibition, PLAY? Lisa Harris, LCSW and Certified Laughter Yoga Leader will lead class participants through an hour of laughter games and yogic deep-breathing techniques.  Advance registrations is recommended. Call 828.253.3227.

The Asheville art Museum is located at 2 South Pack Square in Downtown Asheville NC.

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