Living Bravely with the Unknown: Art and the Origins of Exercises for the Quiet Eye

Nov 30, 2017 - Nov 30, 2017

Liberman-Miller Lecture Hall at Brandeis Women's Studies Research Center

515 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453

Time: 12:30-2pm
Phone Number: (781) 736-8100
Contact: Liberman-Miller Lecture Hall at Brandeis Women's Studies Research Center
Description:

Exercises for the Quiet Eye is a methodology which WSRC Scholar Annie Storr has created to guide museum visitors in developing tolerance for ambiguity and a patient approach to encountering the unknown. In this talk, she discusses the origins of EQE in theories of learning, theories of art and personal experience. As time allows, a short demonstration of EQE will follow Annie's talk, in the Kniznick Gallery. 
The Kniznick Gallery is currently presenting a solo exhibition of Clarity Haynes'. Haynes' large-scale painted portraits explore the torso as a site for portraiture, paying homage to women, trans and gender nonconforming people. Haynes' work acknowledges the history of portraying social power through the painted portrait and redistributes power to people outside of cultural norms. 

Event Type: Dialogue