The Nasher Museum is trying something new! We hope you’ll join us in this experiment. We’re using the Google Hangout platform to present some information and background on the Mirό exhibition.
What is a Google Hangout?
It’s a free platform that allows you to video chat privately with up to 10 people, or broadcast a conversation for anyone to see.
We’ll be using the broadcast feature to share short (20 – 30 minute) art history “courses” about Mirό: The Experience of Seeing.
Marshall Price, Ph.D., The Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, and Juline Chevalier, Curator of Education, are the presenters, and if you watch the hangouts live, you will be able to participate by typing in questions that we can answer.
Here’s the schedule
(We planned them for lunch time so that you could watch live while you chow down at your desk. But you shouldn’t eat at your desk too often. You need a break.)
Wed. Sept. 10, 12:30 PM
Learn about the life and art of Joan Mirό. This 20-minute lecture with images will give you background on this amazing artist.
Wed. October 8, 12:30 PM
Explore the exhibition Mirό: The Experience of Seeing. Spend 20 minutes with Marshall Price, Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, as he walks you through our newest ticketed exhibition. This is a great way to preview the exhibition and get the lay of the land before you visit in person.
Wednesday, December 17, 12:30 PM
Spend 20 minutes with Marshall Price and Juline Chevalier as they closely examine two key artworks in the exhibition. This is a great way to really get to know two important artworks before you visit in person.
How do I watch/participate?
It’s free to use and watch, but you need to do a few things to get your computer, tablet or smartphone set up to watch and participate in the live stream. (You’ll also be able to watch a recording of the sessions after the live event. They will be stored on our YouTube page and accessible via our website.)
1. Get a Google+ account.
You need to have a free Google+ account in order to participate in a Hangout. Visit this page to sign up: https://accounts.google.com/SignUp. You can also link your existing Gmail account to Google+. (If your institution uses Gmail, note that most Business Gmail accounts do not have Google Plus enabled, so you may need to sign up separately.)
2. Set up your computer, smartphone or tablet.
For a computer, download the free Google Hangout plugin a few days before the Hangout so that your computer is ready to go. Visit this page and follow the instructions:
For your tablet or smartphone you can download an app from Google Play or the Apple AppStore.
3. Watch a Live Hangout on Air and Type Questions for the Presenters
Check the Nasher Museum website for links to the events or find them on the Nasher Museum’s Google+ Page.