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Event Details

March 14, 2023
1:00 pm –2:30 pm


Members: $14
Not-Yet-Members: $18
Registration Required


High Museum of Art

Event Description

Curious about Joseph Stella: Visionary Nature? Explore artworks and themes in the exhibition through small group conversation. What nature-related motifs recur in Stella’s work? Where did he find inspiration, and what art historical traditions did he draw on? What do his paintings evoke for us regarding our own relationships to nature? We will explore these ideas and more through close looking and group discussion. Come as you are, and share your observations, opinions, and questions.

Joseph Stella: Visionary Nature is the first major museum exhibition to exclusively examine the nature-based works of pioneering American modernist Joseph Stella (1877–1946). Though Stella is primarily recognized for his dynamic Futurist-inspired paintings of New York, particularly of the Brooklyn Bridge, he was also compelled to express the powerful connection he felt to the natural world, a subject he pursued persistently throughout his career.
Inquiring Minds meets in the Taylor Lobby of the Wieland Pavilion. Please make your way to the check-in cart located in front of Ellsworth Kelly’s Blue, Green, Red to have your digital ticket scanned. Stools and assistive listening devices will be provided.

For more information, please email lifelonglearning@high.org or call 404-733-5034.


Joseph Stella (American, born Italy, 1877–1946), Dance of Spring (Song of the Birds), 1924, oil on canvas, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri, Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection, gift of the Enid and Crosby Kemper Foundation, 2003.03.01.