Although this past Wednesday was a rainy day it yielded quality experiences. Museum educators, Cathy Bretz and Tania Said led the Lunch and Learn: The Art of Thinking Out Loud, which included interesting works in the collection that are not typically on view at the museum. The discussion on three prints by William Hogarth (not known initially by participants) was led using Visual Thinking Strategies; a technique drawing conversation from participates of not only what they see but from their observations and interpretations This strategy assures everyone an opportunity to puzzle out loud when discussing a piece of art. Participants of the discussion had a great time sharing and hearing other’s ideas and stories that were developed from viewing the work.
The art discussion method is the basis for the Owsley Museum of Art’s Look to Learn program too.
Just as we wrapped up our Lunch and Learn a group of high school students participating in Ball State’s Summer Scholars, a week long program hosted on campus to encourage high school students’ interest in college, stopped in to explore what the museum has to offer. The students were intrigued as they wandered through the galleries and pointed out their favorite pieces. Many of which were included in our current exhibition Without Camouflage.
Make sure you stop by to see Dafna Kaffeman and Silvia Lenvenson’s work on display for yourself. Without Camouflage will be on view in the museum through the 31st of August.
Also, be sure to join us this coming Thursday, June 12th, at noon for First Person: Without Camouflage Tour with consultative curator, Davira Taragin, as she leads visitors through the exhibition discussing the ideas, artists, and fascinating behind the scenes stories.