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Lunchtime Gallery Series: Watercolors and Pastels

May 19, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunchtime Gallery Series: Watercolors and Pastels

WWAC is presenting an exciting and engaging online series. Each session is led by a Princeton University Art Museum Docent showcasing works from the Museum’s outstanding collection

Topics range from Contemporary African American Artist, the genesis of the Abstract Expressionist Movement and more.

Docents use their knowledge and passion to make their chosen topics fun and engaging to everyone.  The docent program at Princeton University Art Museum involves an intensive training program, consisting of lectures, gallery sessions, research, and presentations to fellow trainees and other docents. Docents then continue their education throughout their years of service by attending docent meetings, participating in study groups, attending gallery talks, and taking trips with fellow docents to other regional museums.  WWAC is thrilled to be able to offer these special sessions available to members and non-members.

Session May 19, 2021 from1:00 to 2:00pm: Watercolors and Pastels
Led by PUAM Docent Brian Langille. Langille will present a variety of Watercolor and Pastel Paintings, created by famous artists. The masters used these paints primarily for preparatory sketches and experiments, such as Goya, Homer, and Degas. Artists preferred the ease of using watercolors and pastels in their sketchbooks. In some instances, the fluid attributes of watercolors and the bright colors of pastels influenced oil painting techniques. We will reflect on the transition from realism to abstraction, and how optical impressions became emotional expression. There will be a Q&A period at the end of the lecture.

Free for WWAC Members, $10 for non-Members
To register, please click HERE

Zoom link will be sent to registered attendees the week of the event.


May 19, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Age Group
Adult/Teen (Ages 17+)