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.


Andy Goldsworthy’s River Ice Wrapped Around a River Stone, 1992

Nature is not just a subject for Andy Goldsworthy’s art, but it is also the material, the studio, and a gallery as well. As Goldsworthy experiences a particular setting, he determines what his artistic response will be, then uses materials at hand to fabricate his work. Take A Closer Look at the environmental artist’s use of natural materials and photography to reimagine sculpture.


Attending This Event
Join live: RSVP and receive the Zoom link along with your confirmation to tune in. A day-of reminder will also be sent
This Program will not be recorded and distributed.
Help with Zoom: If you have never used Zoom before, you will be prompted to download the Zoom app or join from your browser. Zoom works best on the Chrome browser.
Give back: This program is free. The Norton relies on your support to present its programs and exhibitions. Please consider contributing.

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