Every Friday evening, we invite you to play with us—to have a different Museum experience—a little bit more relaxed, more interactive, and more social experience. Most Fridays, admission is just $5 after 5 p.m (except for Fourth Fridays, when it’s free after 5 p.m.).
Learn more about Fridays at the Museum.
Special event tonight:
Pop-Up Gallery Talk:
The Canvas and the Screen: Morris Louis’ Alpha Iota (1960)
Jubitz Center for Modern & Contemporary Art, 2nd Floor
Free with admission
What does post-WWII abstract painting have to do with the history of personal computers? When should painting be considered a new media form? What is the relationship between an Apple or Microsoft graphical user interface and the wide open expanse of a Morris Louis Unfurled painting? Join us for this $5 Friday pop-up gallery talk to enjoy a close look at Morris Louis’ Alpha Iota (1960). The 45-minute interactive presentation will address these questions and situate Louis’ work both within the history of art and the history of the modern computer interface.
Kris Cohen is Assistant Professor of Art and Humanities at Reed College. He teaches and writes about the relationships between art, economy, and media technologies, focusing especially on the aesthetics of collective life.
Eli Coplan is a senior Art major at Reed College. As a writer he is interested in new media. As an artist he is interested in media that are no longer new.
Here’s what else Fridays at the Museum have in store:
- Beer and pizza in the pop-up pub.
- Unique tours and games—like slow looking and Game of Thrones tours.
- Twitter and Instagram happenings like photo booths and Twitter takeovers.
- Art Guides—friendly folks ready to answer questions and help you make the most of your visit.
- Occasional special events like 3-hour exhibitions.