Art After Work: Inez Nathaniel Walker

Thursday, November 19, 2020
5-6 p.m. central
Zoom Video Conference

Art After Work: Inez Nathaniel Walker

Join Intuit on the third Thursday of the month for Art After Work, a free series of facilitated art-making workshops inspired by outsider and self-taught art and artists from the museum’s collections and exhibitions. For the last Art After Work of 2020, museum educator Hannah Heller will lead a discussion and facilitate a workshop inspired by the portraiture created by self-taught artist Inez Nathaniel Walker. In the virtual workshop, Heller will focus on what Nathaniel Walker does and does not emphasize in her portraits and what these details might reveal about Inez and her subjects.

Inez Nathaniel Walker, untitled (portrait of a woman)
Inez Nathaniel Walker (American, 1911-1990). Untitled (portrait of a woman), n.d. Graphite and colored pencil on paper. Collection of Victor F. Keen

Suggested materials

  • Paper
  • Pencils
  • Colored pencils
  • Pens
  • Crayons
  • Pastels

Art After Work is for everyone, including beginners and people who say they “are not artists.” We can all be artists! It is a guided workshop, and instruction will begin at 5 p.m. central.

Art After Work is free to join! To show your support to Intuit, please consider the pay-what-you-can option when you complete your reservation. Your contributions help ensure the sustainability of our public programs and support guest lecturers and teaching artists.

Two hours before the event, Intuit will email the Zoom link to those who RSVP on Eventbrite. Please check your junk folder; unfortunately, these emails are sent there sometimes.

Art After Work is funded in part by the Alphawood Foundation, the Department of Cultural Affairs, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelly Foundation, Illinois Arts Council Agency, Illinois Humanities, Prince Charitable Trust, Terra Foundation for American Art, and individual donations from Intuit members and supporters.

Meet Hannah Heller

Profile of a woman

Hannah Heller is a museum educator based in New York City, and she has taught and worked on research and evaluation projects in several cultural institutions, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.; Whitney Museum of American Art; El Museo del Barrio; the American Folk Art Museum; and the Museum of Arts and Design. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the Art & Art Education program at Teachers College and has a MA in Museum Education from Tufts University. Her current research focuses on blending object-based and antiracist pedagogies and exposing impacts of Whiteness in gallery teaching practices.