Gary Faigin’s talks at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art sold out in 48 hours. Listen here to learn why he chose the subjects he chose, and why the museum is eager to bring him back in a few months to present additional art talks.

Faigin — an author, artist, educator, critic, and sought-after speaker — is perhaps best known for his expertise on the artistic analysis of faces, both human and otherwise.  His popular book, The Artist’s Complete Guide to Facial Expression is the definitive guide to capturing facial expressions, and is widely studied in art schools and even in Hollywood. In this podcast Gary tells us about his experiences working with Industrial Light and Magic to help them with the animation on faces in such favorite movies as Star Wars.

You’ll also get the inside scoop on his upcoming talks at BIMA from Sheila Hughes, Executive Director of the BI Museum of Art. Her conversation with Gary is both fascinating and informative: Gary believes that art criticism and history should be accessible to everyone, not just artists and art lovers, and his wealth of knowledge about art and refreshing perspective on art history is clearly in demand.

Learn why Gary chose the 10 art works in Europe for his first talk; why he’ll be focusing on Caravaggio in the Baroque period for his second talk; and about the immense amount of information that can be gleaned from observing the human face, the subject of his third presentation at BIMA.  

For more about Gary, click here: Gary Faigin. And to stay informed about upcoming presentations at BIMA so you don’t miss Gary’s next series, be sure to visit

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