Strike a Prose: Close Look at Eye to I

Event Date: 
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:00am - 12:30pm
Event Location: 
G Street Lobby
Event Cost: 

Free. Registration Required.

Event Category: 
Workshops
In this writing workshop, we will practice writing about visual art, using a critical perspective. We will view Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today in order to discuss curatorial themes and analyze particular works of art. This workshop is perfect for writers interested in writing about visual art critically or developing their ability to use visual art to inspire their creative writing.

Led by local writer Willona Sloan, these workshops are open to writers of all levels who are 18+. Materials are provided.

Drawing primarily from the National Portrait Gallery’s vast collection of self-portraits, the exhibition, Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today, explores how American artists have chosen to portray themselves since the beginning of the last century. As people are confronted each day with “selfies” via social media and as they continue to examine the fluidity of contemporary identity, this is an opportune time to reassess the significance of self-portraiture in relation to the country’s history and culture.

Please plan to arrive at the 8th and G Street, NW entrance at 9:45am so we may begin promptly at 10:00am.