Have you ever wandered through an art museum, going from work to work, spending little time viewing any one piece?
Have you ever wondered how to better think about art, asking “what does it mean?” and “how can I better understand it?”?
What am I looking at?
What is the artist saying?
What does the artwork mean to me?
This exhibition, curated by docents, may help you answer these questions. You may discover new ways to see, understand and enjoy art. Works have been organized by genre: people, places, things, and beyond.
When creating, artists use the guiding concepts known as the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design, whether consciously or not. We use these elements and principles as a common language when we talk about art. These concepts are defined and illustrated in the case opposite this exhibit.
We hope this exhibit will inspire you to observe and appreciate art. This learning experience may lead you to ask even more questions about how artists represent people, places, things, and beyond.