What can science tell us about the art experience?

Gary Vikan

Watch the following video in which Gary Vikan, Director of the Walters Museum of Art and a faculty member of the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders, discusses how neuroscience, evolutionary biology and the cave paintings in Lascaux might point to the fact that aesthetics is "hard-wired into our heads."     Add your voice to the discussion. Use the comments below to weigh in with your thoughts on how we in the arts create and articulate value. … [Read more...]

How do we communicate the instrumental and intrinsic values of the arts?

Gary Vikan

Watch the following video featuring Gary Vikan, Director of the Walters Museum of Art and a faculty member of the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders, talking about the dangers of using economic impact as argument for the arts, the importance of articulating the intrinsic nature of the art experience and how neuroscience might unlock the mystery of that experience.     Add your voice to the discussion. Use the comments below to weigh in with your thoughts on how we in the arts create and articulate … [Read more...]