Jamie Wyeth: Maine Coon Cat

Guide to looking When viewing art, allow a few minutes just to observe. Careful observation allows time to use all the senses, become engaged, and notice things missed at first glance. Make a list of everything observed: objects, colors, shapes, patterns, as well as the feelings that the work conveys to you. Guiding Questions: What […]

Visual Thinking Strategies

with Jude Valentine, Farnsworth Coordinator of Public Programs A little background: Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) was first developed at Harvard University through the work of cognitive psychologist Abigail Housen. It was adapted as a museum education program at MoMA more than 30 years ago and widely used since then in educational environments including classrooms, museums, […]