Listen to stories about the personal connections people find in art.
Nov 4, 2021
When we look at art, what we are actually doing is searching. Searching for something that makes us feel, something familiar reflected back at us. Anyone can make a meaningful connection to art. All you need is to trust in your own experience.
This is the basis for our Shifting Perspectives public program series, and our newest audio guide of the same name. When I began working on the public program series, I was immediately struck by the vulnerability people brought to these programs. It didn’t matter that the session was online or filled with unfamiliar faces—people still filled the space with warmth, sharing with others the experiences and passions that make them who they are.
Every artwork has the ability to bring forth the stories within us. And when someone shares a part of themselves, it inspires us to do the same, to become vulnerable and meet the other person where they are. The Shifting Perspectives audio playlist is inspired by these moments of connection. Inviting speakers to choose an artwork in MoMA’s collection, the playlist brings together the voices of five speakers who tell stories about experiences that can resonate with all of us: searching for home, questioning our surroundings, finding our voice, breaking generational ties, and building community.
Click on the links below to listen to the audio.
Even the most difficult questions can offer a path toward liberation, so long as we acknowledge them.
It means making personal connections. To say, “I’ve been there too, and you are not alone.”
Talking about art is so much more than analyzing the composition of a work, or describing how and when it was made. It means making personal connections. To say, “I’ve been there too, and you are not alone.” Sometimes that means sitting with our emotions and trusting that if we give ourselves the space to grow, to question and reflect and honor our experiences, the result will be one of the most liberating and freeing things we’ve ever known.
The Healing Power of Art
Listen to meditations, reflections, and somatic exercises around art and well-being.
Sep 17, 2021
Pleasure Gardening with Tourmaline
Listen to an audio tour exploring sites of freedom dreaming in Manhattan.
Tourmaline, Arlette Hernandez, Thomas Jean Lax
Jun 16, 2021