Join us for First Friday Object Lesson followed by a festive virtual happy hour. Object Lesson is a monthly First Friday speaker series that opens wide the cases of the Center’s Museum Collection through the perspectives of individuals from the worlds of art, design, performance, community activism, education, and more, creating fresh dialogues about the Collection and its objects. The series invites the public for an up-close and personal experience in an informal, discursive setting that will encourage exploration of the many treasures in the Collection.
Sam Davis is currently completing his undergraduate Art History studies at the Tyler School of Art + Architecture at Temple University.
A native Philadelphian, Sam grew up going to First Friday events with family and friends, and now works at the Center for Art in Wood as a visitor services associate and social media specialist. You can usually find him behind the front desk of the Center, giving a gallery tour, or posting orangutan videos on the Center’s social media.
This past school year, Sam completed his thesis addressing the history and importance of Eco-critical art theory, with an accompanying ecological analysis of William Eggleston’s photography. In the future, he hopes to help bring art and art history out of academic circles in order to make the arts more accessible for everyone.
This event is free to the public. The Center for Art in Wood interprets, nurtures, and champions creative engagement and expansion of art, craft, and design in wood to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of it. A suggested donation of $5 per person enables us to provide programs and exhibitions throughout the year.