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Insight Sunday with the American Artists’ Hand Archive

November 6, 2022, 10:30 amnoon.

The Church is thrilled to welcome Vanessa Hoheb and Thomas Donahue of the American Artists’ Hand Archive, featured in our current exhibition Hand Made, as part of our ongoing Insights Sundays series. Founder and Director of the Archive Vanessa Hoheb and Artistic Director Thomas Donahue will speak about the 31 bronze life castings of acclaimed artists’ hands currently displayed on The Church’s mezzanine. Come see the hands of artists like Jasper Johns, Martin Puryear, Maya Lin, among many others. Listen as Hoheb and Donahue reflect on the intimate casting process, sharing stories of collaboration with the artists on the pose and individualized patina that depicts their unique personas and careers. In celebration of curiosity and creativity through handmade crafts and touch, the audience–under supervision–will be able to handle the sculptures. This will be the only opportunity for the public to touch and feel the casts and meet the founders of this extraordinary project.

Insight Sundays are the ultimate behind the scenes sneak peek, and a wonderful opportunity to hear an artist focus on their work, see it through their eyes, and explore how it relates to their career and process.