The tours are 30-minute explorations of the Henrys exhibitions, which include:
- Image Transfer: Pictures in a Remix Culture, which explores evolving attitudes toward the reuse of photographic imagery and involves artists who create new works and contexts from common visual materials (North galleries, through Jan. 23, 2011).
- Vortexhibition Polyphonica Opus III, featuring little-seen works from the permanent collection in an exhibit that evolves over different phases and explores the relationships among the works of art and how they change with new additions (Stroum Gallery, through March 6, 2011).
The tour is offered to UW faculty and staff and is limited to 15 people. Art Break staff tours are led by guides who, the museums website states, “focus on a selection of objects and use visual thinking techniques to draw a lively discussion.” Previous Art Break tours were held on Nov. 10 and 17.
“We are really interested in engaging more with our UW community and we hope these tour opportunities help build that bridge,” said Maria Reyna, the Henrys visitor services and tour coordinator. She said many UW faculty and staff enjoy lunch at Mollys Café at the Henry.
“We hope that they stay a little longer, take a break from the routine and enjoy a guided tour of our galleries. I think many will enjoy their experience given the fact that our tours are based on building a discussion,” Reyna said. “Our guides are trained in assisting the viewer in the looking process through the inquiry method as the tour group explore and discover an artwork.”
Reyna said she plans more Art Break tours for winter and spring, and that they will be announced on the gallerys website.
Learn more about staff tours and RSVP for the next tour at the Henry Art Gallerys website or by calling Maria Reyna, visitor services and tour coordinator, at 206-221-4980.