Photography and Reality: Walking through the Simmons exhibition with artist Leigh Merrill
Join Leigh Merrill for a gallery discussion of the work of Laurie Simmons. Merrill is a photographer based in Dallas, Texas, where she is Assistant Professor of Art at A&M University-Commerce. Her photographs incorporate fantasy and reality, calling into question ideas of beauty, class and romanticism in our urban environments.
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R; 112 minutes
Two sessions of this free program are offered, one for ages 5 to 8 and one for ages 9 to 12. Each session is led by an artist who takes participants through informal drawing exercises in relation to works in the Modern’s galleries. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Attendance is limited, so early arrival is encouraged.
Learn with local artists as they lead informal basic drawing classes in the galleries. This free class is open to adults at all skill levels—just bring a sketchbook and pencils. Registration is not required, but participants should sign in at the information desk. 2-3:30 pm