In response to the rapidly rising COVID-19 delta variant cases in Indian River County, and the recent local state of emergency issued, Art Talk for the fall will no longer be in person, but instead offered in ZOOM format. Please be assured the Museum will continue to monitor and follow the guidelines set forth by the CDC and adjust our protocols as necessary for the health and safety of our staff, faculty, and visitors. 

Please note: All public programs are subject to change.

Art Talk

Join VBMA education staff and docents for an in-depth focus on select artworks from special exhibitions and the permanent collection.

FREE for members and non-members
Space is limited; registration is required.

 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 | 12pm | American Perspectives on Families
Learn about the ways artists have been inspired by those closest to them in a discussion of highlights from American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum.
This program is offered via Zoom.
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Wednesday, November 17, 2021 | 12pm | American Perspectives on Presidents
See the many presidents and leaders that captivated artists the exhibition American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum.
This program is offered via Zoom.
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Wednesday, December 15, 2021 | 12pm |  American Perspectives on Holidays and Entertainments
Join a discussion of artworks on the theme of celebration and entertainment in the exhibition American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum.
This program is offered via Zoom.
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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 | 12pm | Art in the Landscape
Participate in a discussion of outdoor art in the VBMA’s sculpture parks.
This program will take place in the galleries. Meet at the Visitor Services desk.
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Wednesday, February 16, 2022 | 12pm | Vero Collects: African-American Artists
Explore highlights by African-American artists from the exhibition Vero Collects: Hidden Treasures Revealed.
This program will take place in the galleries. Meet at the Visitor Services desk.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2022 | 12pm | Vero Collects: Women Artists
Celebrate the artistic treasures by women artists from the exhibition Vero Collects: Hidden Treasures Revealed.
This program will take place in the galleries. Meet at the Visitor Services desk.
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Wednesday, April 20, 2022 | 12pm | Vero Collects: Art in Three Dimensions
Explore how artists capture your attention in height, width and depth in artworks from Vero Collects: Hidden Treasures Revealed.
This program will take place in the galleries. Meet at the Visitor Services desk.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 | 12pm | Highlights from the Permanent Collection
Learn something new about old favorites in a discussion of highlights from the VBMA’s collection.
This program will take place in the galleries. Meet at the Visitor Services desk.
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Wednesday, June 15, 2022 | 12pm | Discovering Doris Lee
Be charmed by the paintings in the exhibition Simple Pleasures: The Art of Doris Lee
This program will take place in the galleries. Meet at the Visitor Services desk.
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Additional support: Ernest Hazel III Endowment, Jean Johnson Endowment for Docent Programs

Deborah Goldsmith, Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Day and Daughter Cornelia, c.1823-24, Watercolor and pencil on paper, 9 x 8 ¾ in., Collection American Folk Art Museum, New York, Gift of Ralph Esmerian, 2013.1.9, Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s

Martin Puryear, American (b. 1941), Untitled (State II), 2014, color soft ground etching with drypoint and chine collé, Edition of 50, promised gift of Georgia Welles, 2021

Elizabeth Catlett, Triangular Woman, 1994. Amber onyx, 23 1/2 x 15 x 19 1/2 in., Museum Purchase with funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. Whitney MacMillan in honor of the tenure of Lucinda H. Gedeon, Ph.D. as Museum Director, 2016.3.

GALLERY DOCENT TOURS

Daily docent tours are temporarily suspended.