John Cage: More than Meets the Eye

Sunday, June 8, 2014, 1:30 p.m.

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

Just as John Cage “hoped to attune listeners to silence as a structure within musical notation,” this session aims to attune viewers to their mind’s eye as a structure for visualizing art. Closing, veiling, and opening their eyes, participants are led through a series of exercises that demonstrate the power of the imagination and mental imagery in looking, seeing, and interpreting art. Derived from art-viewing techniques for people who are blind or have low vision, these experiences enhance an understanding that we all see, if differently.

In conjunction with the exhibition There Will Never Be Silence: Scoring John Cage's 4'33"

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.

FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.