As an artist obsessed with vision and “the eye of the picture that looks at us,” Joan Miró is a perfect subject for our How to See series. Here, on the occasion of the exhibition Joan Miró: Birth of the World, curator Anne Umland and the artist’s grandson, Joan Punyet Miró, examine how Miró worked to create a heightened state of awareness in which to paint. Hear about the monsters of the subconscious, the way that history guided the moral imperatives of Miró's art, and why he loved New York City.

Joan Miró: Birth of the World, organized by Anne Umland, The Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Senior Curator, with Laura Braverman, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Painting and Sculpture, is on view through June 15.