All that Glitters
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.