Saturday Afternoons in the Galleries

Enjoy music by Washington area performers or pause to hear art talks given by Museum staff or guest speakers as you explore the Museum on select Saturdays.

Saturday, May 25, 2pm
Mindful Sketching Class

Sandra Muss, Portals, 2016, Mirrored steel and rusted wire, 7 10' columns, Gift of the artist

Following a walk through the Sculpture Garden’s inspirational grounds, Teaching Artist Jeneen Piccuirro will guide participants into a place of stillness and inner awareness as they mindfully move into art making and 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). We are unable to accept walk-ins.

Cancelled in the event of rain; refunds will be issued automatically.
Please be aware that sketching is not permitted inside the galleries. 


Saturday, June 8, 2pm
Healing Sounds Meditation Class

Image courtesy of Jeneen Piccurrio

Harmonize your body/mind/being with this special meditation offering. Bathed in a soothing sound scape featuring many sound tools including: Crystal & Tibetan bowls, bells, chimes and the Symphonic Gong, allow yourself the gift of 'doing nothing' as the sound swirls around and fills you, bringing deep relaxation and inspiration. Sound healing facilities a deeply detoxing experience for the nervous system as well as the body. 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). We are unable to accept walk-ins.

Cancelled in the event of rain; refunds will be issued automatically.


June 22 & July 27, 2pm 
Tour with the Curator


Installation view of Charles Hinman: Structures, 1965-2014

Join curator Danielle O’Steen as she discusses Charles Hinman’s unique shaped canvas paintings, which are featured in the special exhibition, Charles Hinman: Structures, 1965-2014, currently on view in our lower level galleries.

 

Danielle O'Steen, PhD is an independent curator and critic based in Washington, DC.

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