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Art Inspired Yoga

Art Inspired Yoga

December 2

In this 30-minute yoga class, you will be led through a series of poses alongside artwork in the Barry Art Museum. Each session has a different theme inspired by the artwork, so come back to explore the different threads of the collection. These prerecorded lessons are released every other Wednesday and instructed by Rise & Shine Yoga with Leah Villanueva Viray.

Platform: YouTube

Carolyn K. and Richard F. Barry III Art Purchase Fund

FREE Fall Lecture Series: Devin Troy Strother: A Conversation in the Artist’s Studio

December 3 | 6:00 pm

Featuring artists with works on view at the Museum, hear from makers on a range of topics including: taking on environmental concerns, casting life size glass dresses in Prague, new conceptual works in response to COVID-19, and poking fun at race-related stereotypes. These behind the scenes conversations bring you around the globe and directly into the artists’ minds to discover the ideas and processes that drive their work.

Join us the first Thursday of every month for this free program and if you enjoy it, consider becoming a Museum Member to support our ongoing FREE exhibitions and programs.

Platform: ZOOM

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FREE Monthly Community Slide Share Nights

December 10 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This casual virtual maker show-and-tell is conceived of as an opportunity to see what other makers have been up to in COVID-19 times. If you are a creative, this is for YOU.

You get 2 minutes and 5 slides. It’s free, it’s quick, it’s fun and designed to connect with other people held up in their garage furiously drawing, gluing, crumpling it up and starting all over again. Open to all mediums of expression: architecture, glass, drawing, sculpture, etc. To participate, just have your five images loaded on your computer, and share your screen when it is your turn – at the end we will have a communal Q&A and connect artists across the Barry Art Museum community.

Platform: ZOOM

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Art Inspired Yoga

December 16

In this 30-minute yoga class, you will be led through a series of poses alongside artwork in the Barry Art Museum. Each session has a different theme inspired by the artwork, so come back to explore the different threads of the collection. These prerecorded lessons are released every other Wednesday and instructed by Rise & Shine Yoga with Leah Villanueva Viray.

Platform: YouTube

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Joan Thorne Exhibition Closing: Private Studio Visit

December 19 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Brought to you in partnership with the Office of Community Engagement

Join us for a virtual afternoon conversation with abstract painter Joan Thorne from her NYC SoHo studio. This private tour brings you directly into the artist’s personal workspace as she shares her process, ideas, and canvases for an afternoon filled with color, texture, and patterns.

Bio: Thorne, who was born in New York City, trained at New York University and at Hunter College in the 1960s under noted sculptor and art theorist Tony Smith (1912-1980). She burst onto the New York art scene as one of the few women in the Whitney Museum’s 1972 annual show, “Contemporary American Painting,” alongside Georgia O’Keeffe, Helen Frankenthaler, Alice Neel, and Audrey Flack. The Barry Art Museum’s collection includes two artists represented in that show, Al Held and Jules Olitski.

A solo show at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington in 1973 further established her national reputation, and international invitations followed to present her work in France, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. She has held several highly-regarded awards and artist residencies, including a Prix de Rome in Visual Arts awarded by the American Academy.

Art Inspired Yoga

Art Inspired Yoga

January 13, 2021

In this 30-minute yoga class, you will be led through a series of poses alongside artwork in the Barry Art Museum. Each session has a different theme inspired by the artwork, so come back to explore the different threads of the collection. These prerecorded lessons are released every other Wednesday and instructed by Rise & Shine Yoga with Leah Villanueva Viray.

Platform: YouTube

Art Inspired Yoga

Art Inspired Yoga

January 27, 2021

In this 30-minute yoga class, you will be led through a series of poses alongside artwork in the Barry Art Museum. Each session has a different theme inspired by the artwork, so come back to explore the different threads of the collection. These prerecorded lessons are released every other Wednesday and instructed by Rise & Shine Yoga with Leah Villanueva Viray.

Platform: YouTube

13 Clark These Days This History This Country

Sonya Clark: these days. this country. this history.

January 28, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sonya Clark discusses her installations, performances, and objects. Sonya utilizes the language of textiles, politics of hair, and often the power of text to celebrate culture while also interrogating, historical imbalances, inequity, and injustice.

Bio: Born in Washington, DC, Sonya Clark is an artist and educator who uses the language of textiles, hair, and commonplace materials to honor her ancestors and address race, justice, and historical memory. Clark was raised by her late parents who immigrated from Jamaica and Trinidad. She is a professor at Amherst College where she received one of her undergraduate degrees and was more recently awarded an honorary doctorate.  Her formal art education came from obtaining an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago. For a dozen years, she resided in Richmond, VA and chaired the Craft/Material Studies department at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her work has been exhibited and collected in over 400 museums and galleries globally. Her dedication to the legacy of crafted objects and the embodiment of skill comes from her maternal grandmother who was a tailor and the many makers she has studied with in her travels to over two dozen countries. She is the recipient of a number of awards (e.g., United States Artists, Rappaport  Prize, Pollock Krasner, Art Prize, Anonymous Was a Woman) and residencies (e.g., Black Rock Senegal, Red Gate in China, Camargo in France, Rockefeller Bellagio in Italy, Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, Yaddo in New York, and an Affiliate Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome.) Her work has been favorably reviewed in several publications including the New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Sculpture, ArtForum Los Angeles Times, Hyperallergic, Mother Jones, Huffington Post, and Art in America.