Look at the many ways artists paint faces, both their own and others. Find an artist who inspires you and make your self-portrait in that style. Listen to live jazz by the Jen Allen Trio while you create.
Listen to a 20-minute Collection Focus Talk at 12pm with a Wadsworth docent about Chuck Close’s Self-Portrait.
Free admission 10am-1pm.
Chuck Close, Self-Portrait, 2007. 203-color screenprint; 68 x 52 1/4 in. The Douglas Tracy Smith and Dorothy Potter Smith Fund, 2013.4.1
Second Saturdays for Families are funded by Aetna. Additional support provided by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the J. Walton Bissell Foundation, Inc., the Ensworth Charitable Foundation (Bank of America, Trustee), the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation (Bank of America and Alan S. Parker, Co-Trustees). Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.
The film tells the story of an impossible love between a woman and a man who reveals his inner desire to become his true self: a woman. Set during the late 1980s and early 1990s, the story spans a decade, chronicling the deep love they share as a couple, as well as the trials and tribulations they each face.
2012. Canada. 168 min. Rated R. Subtitles. Directed by Xavier Dolan.