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Menil Audio: Affecting Presence and the Pursuit of Delicious Experience

Constantin Brancusi, Stool (Tabouret), ca. 1925. Wood, 14 ½ × 21 ½ × 10 ¼ in. (36.8 × 54.6 × 26 cm). The Menil Collection, Houston. © 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Paul Hester
Paul Davis, curator of collections at the Menil Collection, discusses two complementary ways of understanding experiences of art. Woven into his discussion are recordings from real visitors describing their unique, and sometimes painful, experiences with the exhibition. Leading them on a meditative, awareness-boosting exercise is facilitator and social activist Claudia Horwitz.

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Jul 17 – Nov 8, 2015
Main Building
Affecting Presence and the Pursuit of Delicious Experiences