NEW BRITAIN MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

Gallery Talk

Conversation with an Educator: Functionality and the Finish Fetish

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Billy Al Bengston, Skinny’s 21, 1961, Oil on canvas, 42 x 40 inches, Courtesy of the artist

Join Museum educator Kate Swanson for a discussion about how Billy Al Bengston's ceramic work demonstrates the Cool School movement’s attitude towards functionality in art. Held in the galleries of the Museum’s featured exhibition, California Dreaming: Ed Moses, Billy Al Bengston, & Ed Ruscha, this talk will focus on the ways in which Bengston and his contemporaries sought to transform traditionally functional materials, such as clay, into modern art.

Admission

Free with Museum admission

Schedule

Sunday, October 1, 2017 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm