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To My Beloved, a short story by Colette Bu

In May 2020, NOMA’s learning and engagement department established an “Art Inspires” short story competition that asked contestants to craft a fictional tale based on selections from the museum’s permanent collection of decorative arts. Colette won a prize in the youth category for this story, titled “To My Beloved,” and inspired by a glass vase, circa 1915,… Read More

The Tentacles of Love, a short story by Parvathy Anantnarayan

  In May 2020, NOMA’s learning and engagement department established an “Art Inspires” short story competition that asked contestants to craft a fictional tale based on selections from the museum’s permanent collection of decorative arts. Parvanthy Anantnarayan won a prize for this story, titled “The Tentacles of Love,” and inspired by a glazed earthenware “Palissy ware”… Read More

Image of ceramic vase by artist Peter Voulkos

Big Ed, a short story by Samantha O’Connell

In May 2020, NOMA’s learning and engagement department established an “Art Inspires” short story competition that asked contestants to craft a fictional tale based on selections from the museum’s permanent collection of decorative arts. Samantha O’Connell won a prize for this story, titled “Big Ed,” and inspired by a work from ceramic sculptor Peter Voulkos titled Big… Read More

Saturn, a short story by Katy Simpson Smith

In May 2020, NOMA’s learning and engagement department established an “Art Inspires” short story competition that asked contestants to craft a fictional tale based on selections from the museum’s permanent collection of decorative arts. Katy Simpson Smith won the grand prize for this story, titled “Saturn,” and inspired by Russel Wright’s “Saturn” punch bowl service. She… Read More

Talks and Tours, April 10-17

Small Talks are ten-to-fifteen-minute gallery talks focused on one object or a small group of objects. These brief informal sessions enrich the visitor experience and allow visitors to learn more about works of art in NOMA’s permanent holdings as well as those on view in temporary exhibitions. Wednesday, April 17, 3 pm: Madonna and Child with… Read More

Talks and Tours, April 3–10

Small Talks are ten-to-fifteen-minute gallery talks focused on one object or a small group of objects. These brief informal sessions enrich the visitor experience and allow visitors to learn more about works of art in NOMA’s permanent holdings as well as those on view in temporary exhibitions. Wednesday, April 3, 3 pm: Sculptures by Edgar Degas… Read More

Small Talks and Noontime Talks, March 27 – April 3

Small Talks are ten-to-fifteen-minute gallery talks focused on one object or a small group of objects. These brief informal sessions enrich the visitor experience and allow visitors to learn more about works of art in NOMA’s permanent holdings as well as those on view in temporary exhibitions. Wednesday, March 27, 3 pm: Amedeo Modigliani’s Portrait of… Read More

Small Talks and Noontime Talks for March 20-27

Small Talks are ten-to-fifteen-minute gallery talks focused on one object or a small group of objects. These brief informal sessions enrich the visitor experience and allow visitors to learn more about works of art in NOMA’s permanent holdings as well as those on view in temporary exhibitions. Wednesday, March 20, 3 pm: Joan Miró’s Woman… Read More

Small Talks and Noontime Talks for March 13-20

Small Talks are ten-to-fifteen-minute gallery talks focused on one object or a small group of objects. These brief informal sessions enrich the visitor experience and allow visitors to learn more about works of art in NOMA’s permanent holdings as well as those on view in temporary exhibitions. Wednesday, March 13, 3 pm: Léopold Burthe’s Angelique… Read More

Small Talks and Noontime Talks, March 6–13

Small Talks are ten-to-fifteen-minute gallery talks focused on one object or a small group of objects. These brief informal sessions enrich the visitor experience and allow visitors to learn more about works of art in NOMA’s permanent holdings as well as those on view in temporary exhibitions. Wednesday, March 6, 3 pm: William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s Whisperings… Read More

Small Talks and Noontime Talks from January 2-9

Small Talks are ten-to-fifteen-minute gallery talks focused on one object or a small group of objects. These brief informal sessions enrich the visitor experience and allow visitors to learn more about works of art in NOMA’s permanent holdings as well as those on view in temporary exhibitions. Wednesday, January 9, 3 pm: The Work of Alberto… Read More

Small Talks and Noontime Talks for January 9–16

Small Talks are ten-to-fifteen-minute gallery talks focused on one object or a small group of objects. These brief informal sessions enrich the visitor experience and allow visitors to learn more about works of art in NOMA’s permanent holdings as well as those on view in temporary exhibitions. Wednesday, January 9, 3 pm: The Work of Alberto… Read More

Small Talks and Noontime Talks for December 19–26

Small Talks are ten-to-fifteen-minute gallery talks focused on one object or a small group of objects. These brief informal sessions enrich the visitor experience and allow visitors to learn more about works of art in NOMA’s permanent holdings as well as those on view in temporary exhibitions. Wednesday, December 19, 3 pm: Curatorial Fellow Allison… Read More

Small Talks and Noontime Talks, December 5–12

Small Talks are ten-to-fifteen-minute gallery talks focused on one object or a small group of objects. These brief informal sessions enrich the visitor experience and allow visitors to learn more about works of art in NOMA’s permanent holdings as well as those on view in temporary exhibitions. Wednesday, December 5, 3 pm: Curator Katie Pfohl… Read More