Archive for November, 2012

THE TEACHABLE MOMENT

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

 

Andy Warhol, “Mount Vesuvius”, 1985, acyrlic and silkscreen ink on linen,
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh

 

A teachable moment is an unplanned opportunity that arises unexpectedly, offering insight or revelation. It may be a sidetrack from some initial intention or expectation. It occurs organically and may take one by surprise.

Most museum exhibitions strive to teach us about a specific artist, a movement or a time period. Wall labels, instructional videos and audio guides educate and offer valuable information. I enjoy learning about art from the voice inherent in the work itself and from the context in which the work is placed. The trigger for a deeply felt connection often comes from one’s own interpretation and association with individual works.

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