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 meets at the entrance of Gallery 1, Floor 5.

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. Thursday, May 24,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  2. Thursday, April 19,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  3. Thursday, March 1,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  4. Friday, February 9,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  5. Friday, January 12,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  6. Saturday, September 23, 2017,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  7. Thursday, February 16, 2017,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  8. Saturday, December 10, 2016,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  9. Thursday, November 17, 2016,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  10. Thursday, November 10, 2016,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
This event is part of Gallery Sessions.