Tour of WAM
July 23, 2013
Come join Humanities Professor David Samson on a thought-provoking tour of the Worcester Art Museum.
July 24 from Noon – 1pm
Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester
Meet at the Salisbury Street entrance to the museum
For most of history, artists have thought of themselves as carrying out an assignment given to them by their societies; what can the art historian do to figure out what it is? What, as we look at the resulting artwork, is the special kind of gift the artist has that made such “assignments” successful? When does the artist get to tweak her/his “job” for her/his own satisfaction?