What happens when we look at a painting? Artists have long been interested in controlling how our eyes meander around and through their compositions, but only recently have we begun to understand what’s really going on in our brains as this happens. Join us to explore how we process visual information in a variety of works: portraiture and still life, representational and abstract, colorful and muted.

This session is led by Lauren Kaplan.

Join us for lively conversations and engaging activities, facilitated by Museum educators, that offer insightful and unusual ways to engage with collections and special exhibitions.

Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required.

FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.

  1. Saturday, September 23,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  2. Thursday, February 16,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  3. Saturday, December 10, 2016,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  4. Thursday, November 17, 2016,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  5. Thursday, November 10, 2016,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
This event is part of Gallery Sessions.