Book cover of First Blush by Dan Hill. Woman sitting on a bench looking at pink brushstrokes.

The Inside Scoop: People’s Intuitive Reactions to Famous Art
October 22, 5:30-6:30 PM

Ever wonder what a person’s actual experience is when they are standing before a work of art? It’s time to get the “inside scoop.” Prepare yourself for the fascinating results from the largest study ever done involving eye tracking and art – plus facial coding, to learn precisely not only where people look, but also how they feel about what they’re seeing. This lecture draws on insights gathered across the mediums of painting, photography, sculpture, and ready-made installations from the Renaissance to the latest contemporary works.

Dan Hill, PhD, is the author of 10 books and has given talks in more than 25 countries. Media coverage has included: a front-page profile in The New York Times, interviews on ABC’s “Good Morning, America” and NBC’s “The Today Show” and repeat appearances on CNN, Fox, MSNBC

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A picture of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, taken at sunset. Undulating metal buildings with a central pond reflecting the light

Crystal Bridges Museum Trip – November 4 & 5, 2023

Museum Circle members are invited to a trip to Bentonville, Arkansas for a behind the scenes look at Crystal Bridges including a discussion with its leadership about the institution and its impact on the community it serves. Additional events include a special performance from the Inverse Performance Festival at the Momentary. The Inverse Performance Art Festival is co-curated by our own Emma Saperstein (program details to follow). A special dinner at Atlas restaurant will conclude the trip on Sunday.

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