How to Look at Art, Even If You’re Not an Expert
Here’s an open secret: you don’t need to be an expert to appreciate art.
Philip Yenawine is a pioneer of Visual Thinking Strategies or ‘VTS’, a way to look at art that empowers museum visitors to enjoy and make meaning from any artwork they see in front of them. He co-founded the education organisation Watershed Collaborative, and was formerly education director at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He recently spoke as part of M+’s Open Up: Museum Learning in the 21st Century talk series.
Below, Yenawine gives a short guide to VTS for our blog readers. You can use his practical tips at our upcoming show at the M+ Pavilion. Better still, bring your friends—VTS works best as a conversation!