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Touch Tour: Legendary Women

by Caitlyn Whipple

6/6/2016

Touch Tours , learning & interpretation , Legendary Women , Benjamin West , Ophelia , Hamlet

 

Touch Tour: Legendary Women

Saturday June 11, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

 

Come for a touch tour and explore Legendary Women in the art museum’s collection. During this interactive experience visitors will explore a combination of paintings and sculptures representing powerful ladies.

One of the five pieces we will be visiting is the painting Ophelia and Laertes by Benjamin West. It depicts a scene from William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” in whicha women named Ophelia is acting irrational in front of a king and queen. Participants will feel fabrics that connect to the characters, listen to a clip of a deranged Ophelia, and have a chance to talk about the artist, the piece, and the play “Hamlet”.

Visit us on Instagram @cincyartmuseum to see more images of legendary women!

Program time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

FREE. Reservations required.  

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Image Credit: Benjamin West, “Hamlet: Act IV, Scene V (Ophelia before the King and Queen),” 1792, oil on canvas. Gift of Joseph Longworth.