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Every Brain is a Critic


It's long been said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and that is especially true of art. Recent breakthroughs in brain imaging technology have encouraged some researchers to connect individuals' responses to art to a set of neurological laws. Since its opening late in January, the exhibit Art and The Mind-Brain at the Mildred Kemper Lane Art Museum (Washington University, One Brookings Drive) has sent synapses sparking to the work of masters like Joseph Albers, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Miró and others. This Wednesday at 5 p.m., curator Mark Rollins will take gallery-goers on a walk through the exhibit and demystify the principles of neuroaesthetics by discussing how our appreciation of art is rooted in the way it engages the brain. Admission is free. For more information, visit:
Wed., March 7, 2012

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