Adult Programs

The Stark Museum of Art offers a wide range of programs for adults including lectures, tours, gallery conversations, studio workshops, and more throughout the year. For a full list of offerings, see below.

Adult Studio Workshop

No current workshop. Please check back for future programs.

Insights Lunch & Looks and Lectures

Insights Lunch & Looks and Lectures are a special series presented by Curator Sarah E. Boehme and guest speakers on subjects related to the Stark Museum of Art’s collection. This series provides visitors the opportunity to engage deeply with artists and works of art in the collection.

Upcoming Programs

What does it mean to be at home? Take a lunch break at home or in the office and join the Stark Museum of Art for a special Lunch & Look @ Home: What Home Means on Thursday, October 7, 2021 from Noon – 1:00 P.M. (central daylight time). Sarah E. Boehme, Curator, will guide participants on this virtual tour through the thematic sections of our newest special exhibition “The West as Home.” Participants will have the opportunity to look closely at one work of art from each section of the exhibition – Land, Shelter, Interior Space, and Family – and explore in greater depth how the artist tells a story about home or provides a spark for interpretations of home. Participants must register for this FREE program in advance. Registration will close on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. (central daylight time).

John Young-Hunter (1874 – 1955), “Taos Front Door,” tempera on board, possibly also some oil, 30 1/4 x 21 1/8 inches, Bequest of the Estate of Eunice R. Benckenstein, 2009, Stark Museum of Art, Orange, Texas, 2009.1.5

Slow Art Viewing

Slow Art Viewing encourages the viewer to look carefully at works of art. On average, museum visitors spend less than eight seconds viewing any given work of art. The Slow Art method counteracts that tendency by encouraging the viewer to look at a few works of art for ten minutes each. This empowers the viewer to take control over the viewing experience and to make discoveries. You do not need special knowledge or training to enjoy and appreciate art. You bring your own perceptions and experiences to bear.