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EVENTS

Let's Enact Silence: John Cage in Context

Midori Yamamura

Monday, January 13, 2014, 11:30 a.m.

The Paul J. Sachs Prints and Illustrated Books Galleries, second floor



How was John Cage’s silence pertinent to his time? Beginning with an examination of Cage's 4’33" and Barnett Newman`s The Voice in relation to their writings, we explore the ideas of silence, the sublime, war, and Zen through a discussion of the artworks on view and enactments of Fluxus scores.

Gallery Sessions, impromptu interactions facilitated by Museum educators that explore the creative process, art history, and the experience of art, take place daily in select galleries. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free with Museum admission. No registration is required.

Sign language–interpreted Gallery Sessions are held every fourth Sunday of the month at 1:30 p.m. FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.