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This horizontal photograph shows the twisting branches of a shiny silver tree, the sculpture rising high above the treetops of the living trees behind it. The trunk breaks into two sets of branches about a fifth of the way up the height of the sculpture. The branches to our left in this photograph curve and wind up and out while the branches to our right flare up in straighter lines. Diffused sunlight on the overcast day glints off the metal, creating bright white highlights against steel-gray shadows. The sculpture appears to be planted on a patch of grass with bushes and trees spanning the width of the photograph behind.

Roxy Paine, Graft, 2008-2009, stainless steel and concrete, Gift of Victoria and Roger Sant, 2009.109.1

The Art of Looking

Roxy Paine, Graft

  • Friday, April 30, 2021
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Registration Required
  • Virtual Program

In honor of Earth Day and springtime, Roxy Paine's Graft is the inspiration for this interactive conversation. Join us and share your observations, interpretations, questions, and ideas, and build on your own first impressions to broaden your understanding of this work of art. This session lasts one hour and is completely interactive. Gallery educators will facilitate the conversation to create an environment for shared learning. These conversations will encourage you to engage deeply with art, with others, and with the world around you as you hone skills in visual literacy and perspective-taking.

This program is free and open to the public and is designed for anyone interested in talking about art. No art or art history background is required. Ages 18 and over.

Due to the interactive nature of this program, sessions are not recorded.

Live Captions

Live captions (CART) are available in some breakout rooms for this program. Please contact [email protected] to request access or for more information.

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