Programs for Adults

CULTURE, COFFEE & COOKIES

Free | Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:30 am | Preregistration Required

Culture, Coffee & Cookies (C3) is a speaker’s series dedicated to providing stimulating and enjoyable learning opportunities for people of retirement age. This relaxed and social setting provides an opportunity to discuss and participate in community culture. Each cultural presentation or activity is accompanied by an opportunity to enjoy some refreshments while socializing with peers.

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Winter / Spring Season
Our Winter / Spring Season will begin on January 10th, 2018. We have booked brilliant and intriguing presenters for your enjoyment. We hope you enjoy your Winter / Spring season with family and friends!

For all upcoming events and programs at The Reach, check The Reach Gallery Museum Calendar.

ART HISTORY COURSE: FAKES, FORGERIES & FRAUDS

May 31 – July 5, 2018 | Thursdays 6:30-8:30 pm 

$165 for 6 classes (10% discount for Reach Friends)

How do experts tell the difference between authentic art and fakes? Many famous forgeries purchased by museums show us just how complicated frauds can be. In this course we will have an opportunity to play art detective with some actual art objects, learning some simple hands-on techniques to create fakes.

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We’ll explore how modern technologies can be used to uncover forgeries, such as the Rembrandt Research Project that identified nearly 100 fake Rembrandts in the 1980s. And, we will look at some famous forgers and how they managed to convince art experts that their fakes were real in a fascinating and interactive class about the grittier side of the art market.

Instructor Barry Magrill has completed a Ph.D in Art History, followed by a Post-Doctorate before pursuing a degree in instructional design. He currently teaches Art History at UFV.

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Group Tours

Tues – Sun | 10:30am – 3:30pm | $3 per participant

Enliven your experience of current art exhibitions with a gallery tour or dive into our community heritage exhibition with a museum tour. Guided tours are a great way to learn about the cultural and social contexts of artworks and artifacts on display. Tours are led by knowledgeable docents who provide a general overview of exhibitions and an opportunity for lively discussion.

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Museum & Exhibition Tours

Free | Drop-in | Open to the Public

A knowledgeable docent is available Fridays and Sundays from noon to 5pm for Exhibition Tours. Even if you’ve already seen the current exhibitions, you can deepen your experience with a free, drop-in tour.