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Sightlines Tour:

All that Glitters

The Artistic Uses of Gold
Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 1:30pm

Art Museum Galleries

Mollie Wolhforth ’19, Student Guide
Please note the Sunday date for this Sightlines Tour

Gold has appeared in art across time and culture. But what does it mean and why do we see gold in works from such seemingly different places and periods? This tour will seek to answer that question by exploring the various political, social, economic, and artistic reasons behind artists’ choices to use gold. Visitors will leave with a new appreciation for this material and a visual vocabulary for the diverse uses and meanings of gold.