$35 USD per device. This program is 60 mins, including time to ask questions and exchange ideas. Suitable for all ages, no background required.

  • Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 10:00 am EST
  • Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 12:30 pm EST

Did you know that your optic nerve provides about 80% of the sensory information that enters your brain? Seeing dominates our thinking patterns in ways we don’t realize. We will study the eye-mind connection, focusing on its strengths in our ordinary intuitive thinking. We often don’t realize how much we “see” in a single glance. We will use works of art to analyze how our eyes work. And we’ll also consider the complex question of whether or not we’re born with an innate visual intelligence, or if we can “get smarter” by learning to look better.

You will:

  • Understand the difference between sight and vision.
  • Learn about the camera model of perception.
  • See how art can be used as an anchor for our restless minds.
  • Be introduced to the idea of the hungry eye; hear how it’s connected to other models of intelligence.
  • Learn a French pun, when “savoir” becomes “ça, voir!”

Your educator Pamela Warner earned her Ph.D. in art history from the University of Delaware, where she specialized in 19th-century French art and art criticism.  She taught art history at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Rhode Island, before returning to Paris full-time.  In 2014, Pamela created a yoga and meditation studio in Paris, where she explores the links between practice and perception, the eye and the mind, thoughts and expression. For Muse+Connect, she draws on both her classroom teaching and museum education experiences as a Paris Muse guide.

You can also sign up for our series The Intelligent Eye.

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Image: Leonardo da Vinci, Anatomy of the Brain from the Weimar Notebook, ca. 1500, ink on paper, Kunstsammlungen, Klassik Stiftung, Weimar, Germany

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