Nooner Tours (Wednesday & Friday)
Join a docent for a 30-minute, in-depth look at an aspect of the museum’s collections or something special happening in the galleries. Enjoy a different topic each week. Included in general admission.
Meet in the first level elevator lobby of the Hamilton Building.
November 5 & 7: Symbolism in Jewelry, The Berger Collection
Portraits in the Berger Collection portray sitters who wear jewelry to signify social status, marital status, or allegiance to the monarch.
November 12 & 14: Pre-Columbian Gold Adornments
Explore examples of gold adornments by Pre-Columbian artisans.
November 19 & 21: Portraiture and Identity
Photography & Vision: The Influence of Joyce and Ted Strauss reveals the myriad ways photographers have used the portrait to convey the identity of a sitter, of a social group, or of themselves.
November 26 & 28: Matisse and Friends: Henri Matisse and Color
Explore Henri Matisse’s expressive use of color.
December 3 & 5: Mary’s Jeweled Crowns
Crowns made for statues of Mary by Mexican silversmiths combined elements of Old and New World styles. These crowns provide ample evidence of the skills of the indigenous silversmiths.
December 10 & 12: Matisse and Friends: Andre Derain’s Cityscapes
André Derain painted a series of cityscapes, modeled on the highly successful views of London by Claude Monet, but in Derain’s own style, showing nature as fixed, eternal, and complex.
December 17 & 19: Matisse and Friends: Dufy and Marquet
Dufy and Marquet took a trip to Trouville in 1906 and painted joyful scenes of that French seaside resort.
December 24 & 26: Elaine de Kooning, Bullfight
Explore the life and times of one of America’s leading modern artists.
December 31 & January 2: Impressionism’s Timeless Appeal
It's all about the artist's impression of reality, light, and atmosphere, utilizing surprising colors, visible brush strokes, and everyday subjects, to reveal a new conception of art.
January 7 & 9: Jeweled Treasures of Bali & Nepal
January 14 & 16: Native American Adornment: Bison Hide Robes
January 21 & 23: Glitterati: Cloistered Treasures, Nun’s Badges
January 28 & 30: Glitterati: Tiaras, Pendants, and Tupu Pins
February 4 & 6: Bark Art in Oceania
February 11 & 13: William Matthews: Trespassing, Part 1
February 18 & 20: Jeweled Treasures in Buddhist Art
February 25 & 27: Glitterati: Necklaces and Earrings