$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, June 2, 2021 at 10:00 am EST
  • Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 12:30 pm EST

Developing deeper insights takes us closer to the essential expressive messages of works of art. Giving yourself more time to look broadly will yield discoveries, and yet still we can come to conclusions that don’t hold up if we are skimming the surface. Applying more systematic and analytical approaches can help us sort out the jumble of ideas, feelings and thoughts generated by art. This process will challenge the popular idea of the sudden “lightbulb” moment of understanding. If that moment comes, it is often after a sustained period of rewarding engagement.

You will:

  • Find out how to avoid fuzzy thinking and develop sharper, more pertinent insights.
  • Learn what can take you beyond the visible to discover the more hidden meanings in art works.
  • Be able to decide when to dig deep and when not to.
  • Understand the difference between what we see and what we think about what we see.
  • Ask and answer some of your own questions.
  • Have fun with French by exploring the difference between regarder and 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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