At Franklin Street Works visitors can have a delicious house made lunch in our cafe before or after viewing our award-winning art exhibitions. On the first Friday of each month your lunch can include a twenty-minute tour of a thematic, group exhibition with FSW creative director, Terri C Smith. If you are new to contemporary art and want some guidance in understanding the work or if you are someone who loves to learn more about exhibitions you enjoy via a curator tour, first Fridays are your Fridays! The February 2nd tour will be for In this place where the guest rests curated by Jacqueline Mabey which references displacements from home due to war, colonialism, and economic shifts. The works in this exhibition highlight the materiality and temporalities of cultural trauma and the fraught power dynamic between host and guest. In this place where the guest rests interrogates the idea of home as a neutral concept, demonstrating instead how it is something we enact, contest, and carry around with us.
“Lunch Engagement” tours are free and open to the public. Drop ins are welcome but RSVPs help us plan.