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Practice the art of looking — at art

Looking 101 exhibition at the Block Museum helps us make sense of what we see
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Essi Rönkkö, associate curator of collections, leads a close-looking conversation at the Block Museum of Art.

Did you know the average museum visitor spends less than 30 seconds looking at a work of art?

Learn the art of looking through a new exhibition of works selected from the Block Museum collection.

Looking 101, on view through Dec. 4 in the museum’s Katz Gallery, guides viewers through a four-step process of slowing down to better understand the process of meaning-making, including how our individual backgrounds and experiences affect how and what we see.

In a related conversation, Essie Rönkkö, associate curator of collections, provides a behind-the-scenes view of Looking 101.