Meet at the exhibition entrance
Free to members; admission required for not-yet-members
Enrich your Thursday nights with open-ended discussions in the galleries that will heighten your appreciation and understanding of the visual arts. Come alone or bring your friends to explore in depth a single work of art, in the company of Frist Art Museum educators. The chosen object changes every session, making each Art After Dark a new experience. Space is limited to 15 participants to encourage interaction, so reservations are recommended (no extra fee).
Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, and Their Times: The Mellon Collection of French Art
with Jason Trimmer, educator of interpretation
Heighten your appreciation and understanding of the visual arts by exploring in depth a single work. Jason Trimmer, educator of interpretation, will discuss the history of Edgar Degas’s The Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen. The talk will focus on the renowned sculpture’s construction, critical reception, and reproductions (both authorized and unauthorized).
Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917). Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, model executed ca. 1880 (cast in 1922). Bronze, cloth skirt with tutu and satin hair ribbon, 38 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 14 1/4 in. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, State Operating Fund and the Art Lovers’ Society, 45.22.1. Image © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Photo: Travis Fullerton