April 7 – September 9, 2018
BREAKING THE MOLD: INVESTIGATING GENDER AT THE SPEED ART MUSEUM
How can contemporary art facilitate discussions about gender and power? Drawing chiefly from the permanent collection at the Speed Art Museum, Breaking the Mold explores depictions of gender identity through the body, dress, objects, and history.
May 25 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Explore the Speed and engage in conversations during this one-hour Docent-guided tour focused on the highlights of our collection.
May 25 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Special members-only tour with Erika Holmquist-Wall, Chief Curator and Mary & Barry Bingham Sr., Curator of European & American Painting & Sculpture.
May 25 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Directed by Sara Driver
Sara Driver explores the pre-fame years of celebrated American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, and how New York City, its people, and the tectonically shifting arts culture of the late 1970s and ‘80s shaped his vision. Conveying Basquiat’s personal magnetism, eccentricity and non-stop creativity without romanticizing him, the documentary serves as another chapter in the ongoing effort to rescue Basquiat from his own hype.
May 26 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Guests are invited to sketch throughout the Museum using free drawing materials provided at the front desk every Saturday. Sketching exercises included with the materials encourage guests to explore the Museum’s permanent collection as well as exhibitions.