Event — Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Art in the Modern World: Connect, Combine, Transform, and Assemble

Where: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220

When: Thursday, April 7, 2016, 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Details: Robert Rauschenburg once commented “I think art is more like the real world when it’s made out of the real world.” In this workshop, you’ll explore this thought by considering how artists use found objects to transform materials as they pursue powerful new meanings. By looking closely at works by ground-breaking artists, including Robert Rauschenberg, Joseph Cornell, Jim Dine, and Sonya Clark, you’ll analyze different methods of assemblage. Then, following a gallery walk with VMFA Modern and Contemporary Curator Dr. Sarah Eckhardt, you’ll use found materials to experiment with connecting meaning and material, and discuss how these ideas can translate into your classroom.

Cost: $20 (VMFA members $18)

Click here for more information.