Mind’s Eye: Thannhauser Collection

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Gallery educator Filip Noterdaeme. Photo: Peter Snyder

Tours & Gallery Programs

Mind’s Eye: Thannhauser Collection

Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 2–4 pm

We invite visitors who are blind or who have low vision to join us for a tour and discussion of artworks from the Thannhauser Collection, with gallery educator Filip Noterdaeme. Titled “Looking at the Overlooked,” this programs will explore the links between attention, generosity, and ecstasy, as discussed in the work of French philosopher and activist Simone Weil. While looking at artworks, Noterdaeme will prompt the group to consider Weil’s assertions that “attention is the purest and rarest form of generosity” and “the highest ecstasy is the attention at its fullest.” This program will be conducted through Verbal Description and touch.

Free, but space is limited; advance RSVP is required by Wednesday, May 7. To RSVP, call 212 360 4355 or e-mail access@guggenheim.org.

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