My week has been busy preparing for tours at the Indianapolis Museum of Art where I am a docent.
I will be doing three different tours this week and they are back to back on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. My Saturday tour is a Closer Look experience. I facilitate an hour long discussion using only one painting. It is not a lecture. I facilitate and keep the discussion moving forward by asking questions. It is like driving somewhere without a map or information about rest stops and food and gas stops. Only the person sitting beside you knows where you will be heading. As you can guess this requires ALOT of preparation but I love it. Today I am doing “Impressionism and Beyond”. Love that tour too! Here is one of the paintings I will be using. It is in the permanent collection of the IMA.
The Channel at Gravelines, Petit Port Philippe, George Seurat, 1890; France,
oil on canvas, collection: Indianapolis Museum of Art
Needless to say I haven’t done any drawing or painting yet this week…next week will be better!