Where: American Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Square
212-595-9533 Price: $8 Students, Members, Artist, Seniors; $10 General Public
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Join us for a special evening of curators in conversation and an artist-led participatory drawing experience, inspired by works on paper featured in the exhibition Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler. Exhibition curator Valérie Rousseau and Laura Hoptman, executive director of The Drawing Center, will discuss working with drawings and the self-taught artists featured in both Memory Palaces and The Drawing Center’s concurrent exhibition The Pencil Is a Key: Drawings by Incarcerated Artists. Following their conversation, exhibition artist George Widener will share his interest in The Magic Square and facilitate a hands-on drawing exercise based on its visual and mathematical principles.
Laura Hoptman is the executive director of The Drawing Center in New York.
Valérie Rousseau is the senior curator of self-taught art and art brut at the American Folk Art Museum.
George Widener is a self-taught artist who employs his mathematical/calculating capability to create art ranging from complex calendars and numerical palindromes to Rembrandt-like antiquarian landscapes to Asian scrolls.Buy tickets/get more info now