A Closer Look

The popular gallery talks are back, now in a virtual format! 

A Closer Look is open to everyone curious about art! Glenn Tomlinson, William Randolph Hearst Curator of Education, and Kate Faulkner, Associate Curator of Education for Public Programs, host these virtual sessions on Zoom, inviting participants to look closely at a single artwork in the Norton’s Collection. We discuss the artwork, its potential meanings, and participants’ viewpoints.

Tuesday, May 4 / 1pm

Fernand Léger, L’Homme à la cane (Man with a Cane), 1921

The Norton Museum of Art’s founder Ralph Norton greatly admired the medium watercolor which led him to acquire Fernand Léger’s modernist painting, L’Homme à la cane (Man with a Cane) in 1952Widely known for his unique variation of Cubism, Léger painted flat, boldly colored representations of everyday objects, rendering forms in unsentimental and completely modern ways. In this virtual A Closer Look, join Kate Faulkner, Associate Curator of Education for Public Programs in an examination of L’Homme à la cane (Man with a Cane) and learn about Léger’s background, influences and artistic legacy. 


Registration Opening April 19

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Support for this program was provided by the Maurer Family Fund for Arts Education.