Conversations at The Kreeger Museum

Conversations at The Kreeger Museum

The Conversations program makes such a difference in Mom's life. She loves art and music, so the opportunity to spend time enjoying the beautiful Kreeger Museum, seeing and discussing a striking work of art and then listening to a fabulous music program is such a treat. It lifts her spirits and brings her such joy and makes her feel like her old self.

– Daughter of participant


Conversations
, a program for individuals with mild to moderate memory disorders and their caregivers, provides a forum for dialogue and connection through art and music. Each hour-long program includes an interactive gallery talk and a musical component provided by our partner, Levine Music. The experience is designed to stimulate reflection, reduce stress, and increase communication and sociability.

Offered the second and third Monday of each month at 11 am and 2 pm, this program is free but registration is required. Please email conversations@kreegermuseum.org.

We are grateful to the following for their generous support:
 
Walter A. Bloedorn Foundation

Schedule: Spring 2020

January
Renoir, Venice-Fog
 
 
Auguste Renoir, VeniceFog (Venisebrouillard), 1881, oil on canvas
  
Renoir travelled to Venice in October 1881 towards the end of his Italian tour. His canvasses were mostly of the typical sites of Venice that one sees today.
 
January 13 – 11am and 2pm


February
Monet, Cliff at Les Petites-Dalles
 
Claude Monet, Cliffs at Les Petites-Dalles, 1884, oil on canvas
  
This painting dazzles with its use of color and brush strokes for which Monet is famous. We’ll talk about the new colors that came available in the 1850’s and made Impressionism possible.
 
February 10 – 11am and 2pm


March
Miro, Deux Personnages
 

Joan Miró, Deux Personages, 1935, oil, enamel, nails, ball bearings, cheesecloth, string, and sand on cardboard
 
Miro’s work tends towards the whimsical, but not in this painting made at the time of the Spanish Civil War. Menacing figures and dark colors speak to the horrors of war.

March 9 – 11am and 2pm
March 16 – 11am and 2pm


April
Poons, Untitled 

Larry Poons, Untitled, 1967, acrylic on canvas
© Larry Poons/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
 
Poon’s lyrical painting greets visitors to the Kreeger. It was painted in 1967 and has great appeal as ellipses of soft color seem to scroll across the large horizontal canvas. 

April 13 – 11am and 2pm
April 20 – 11am and 2pm

May
Gorky, Image in Khorkom

Arshile Gorky, Image in Khorkom, c. 1938-39, oil on canvas
 
In looking at this painting, we will think about Gorky’s memories of his childhood in Armenia and how he has expressed them here in symbol and color.

May 11 – 11am and 2pm
May 18 – 11am and 2pm


June
Brzezinski, Lament

Emilie Bzrezinski, Lament, 2015, Bronze
  
These great cast tree trunks stand in the front of the Kreeger. Brzezinski works with fallen trees to make monumental and powerful works.
 
June 8 – 11am and 2pm
June 15 – 11am and 2pm
 

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