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Sketching in the Galleries

Thursday, October 14, 2021
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

All skill levels are invited to experience the tradition of sketching from original works of art in current exhibitions. Museum Teaching Artists provide general guidance and all materials.

Writing in the Galleries

Thursday, October 21, 2021
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Writers of all levels are invited to participate in this informal exploration of the Museum’s newly reopened galleries as an​ impetus to writing. Each session is led by a visiting writer who begins with a conversation and prompts, partially inspired by works on view. Participants are free to write on their own and then reconvene as a group to share and comment on each other’s work. Please bring a journal or notebook, laptop, or tablet on which to write.

The September session is led by novelist and UCR Professor of Creative Writing Andrew Winer, who writes and speaks about literary, philosophical, and artistic matters and is the author of the novels The Marriage Artist and​ The Color Midnight Made. A recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, he is presently completing a novel and a book on the contemporary relevance of Friedrich Nietzsche’s central philosophical idea, the Affirmation of Life.

Ticket Cost:
General Admission: FREE

Writing in the Galleries

Thursday, November 18, 2021
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Writers of all levels are invited to participate in this informal exploration of the Museum’s galleries as an impetus to writing. Monthly sessions are led by a visiting writer who begins with a conversation and prompts, partially inspired by works on view. Participants write on their own, then reconvene to share and comment on each other’s work. Please bring something on which to write.

In November, novelist and UCR Professor of Creative Writing Andrew Winer leads the final of his three Fall sessions in the Museum’s new Contemporary Art Gallery.

Ticket Cost:
General Admission: FREE

Sketching in the Galleries

Thursday, December 9, 2021
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

All skill levels are invited to experience the tradition of sketching from original works of art in current exhibitions. Museum Teaching Artists provide general guidance and all materials.

Ticket Cost:
General Admission: FREE