Saturday Afternoons in the Galleries

Listen to gallery talks, pause to enjoy music by Washington area performers as you explore the Museum, or join a teaching artist-led class on select Saturdays throughout the season. Check back regularly, as new programs may be added.

Saturday, September 7, 2 pm

Outdoor Meditation  


 
Experience meditation set to a soothing soundscape of crystal bowls, bells, and chimes. Unplug the thinking mind and enjoy the benefits of deep relaxation.
 
Please bring a yoga mat, blanket or towel to lie on and anything else you need to be comfortable. You can either lie down or sit up for this offering.
 
Advanced registration required | $10 per person, includes all-day museum admission

 
 

October 5, 2pm

Sculpture Talk with Foon Sham


 
Join local artist Foon Sham as he discusses his work, Revolve (2009), in the Sculpture Garden. Foon Sham is a professor at the University of Maryland and has an active studio practice. His work has been shown at the American University Museum, the National Building Museum, and the National Museum of American History, among many others.
 
Free | No reservation required


October 12, 2pm

Gallery Talk


 
Joanna Baker, Head of Collections Management, discusses Joan Miró’s Deux Personnages (1935) in the context of his use of collage and multimedia and placing it within the framework of his career as a whole.
 
Free | No reservation required
 

Saturday, October 26, 2 pm

Sketching in the Garden


 
Following a walk through the Sculpture Garden, participants are guided by a teaching artist in sketching from observation.
 
This meditative art making experience will use all of your senses to explore your surroundings and bring your drawings to life. No experience is necessary. Please bring your own sketchbook, materials and water bottle.
 
Advanced registration required | $10 per person, includes all-day museum admission

 
 

Saturday, November 2, 2pm

Yoga in the Sculpture Garden





 
Jeneen Piccurrio guides participants through a gentle yoga class surrounded by surrounded by art and nature.
 
Sri yoga is a chakra based, gentle, traditional hatha yoga practice accessible to all levels. Restorative and healing poses aligned with breath awareness are held to allow deeper access with greater release
 
Please bring a water bottle, yoga mat and any props or blankets you prefer. Yoga mats will be available for rent on a first come basis. $5 per mat.
 
Advanced registration required | $10 per person, includes all-day museum admission

 
 

 


Outdoor events will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

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