Walters Art Museum Docent to Lecture at Troika Gallery


Barbara Simmons, docent at The  Walters Art Museum will present an informative talk titled; “The Delightful Power of a Landscape Painting and How it Always Involves a New Journey for the Beholder” at Troika Gallery. It begins at 2:00 pm on March 10, 2018, at 9 South Harrison Street in Easton. The talk is free and open to all.

With an extensive background in art and twenty-five years of educating the public through her work as a docent, Mrs. Simmons will present an intriguing talk and power point presentation which explores and gives meaning to why landscape paintings can be so captivating for the viewer. A noted art expert and visitor to museums throughout the world, Simmons has a keen understanding of cultural mores. In a friendly down to earth approach, she brings her extensive knowledge of art and culture to adults and children. As a docent at The Walters Art Museum, she has educated hundreds interpreting historical works of art. Simmons has developed lectures showcasing the contributions of the talented Maryland Garden Clubs during the annual Walters Art Blooms Celebration.

Her love for educating about art reaches to the women at Jessup, MD Prison, where she infuses their world with art history. “The intellectual experience of encountering women, starved for a rewarding learning pursuit, has engaged all the experiences that we as humans can encounter. Art is seen through many different lenses, and each opportunity pursues a higher understanding of the importance of art in daily lives,” commented Mrs. Simmons.

The lecture conceived for March 10th will involve a personal journey by Barbara Simmons of what “delights the mind in landscape painting” and how it always includes “a new adventure for the beholder.”

This free and interesting discussion is open to all in the community. No reservations are needed.  Please join the conversation at Troika Gallery, 9 South Harrison Street, Easton, March 10, 2018, at 2:00 pm.

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