Saturday, October 19, 2013, 12-1pm
Starting location: Forecourt
This event is part of Community Free Day.
About the Program
Perception is a process for knowing and representing our presence in the world. Words, pictures, and symbols are forms of mental imagery that organize our individual processes of perceiving and reasoning. During this family friendly tour, visitors will be encouraged to discover the unique relationship each viewer can find with works of art on view at Dia:Beacon by examining how selected artists have given physical form to their ideas, as well the how the conditions of space and material can effect a viewer’s perceptual experience.
Led by Dia Guide Lisa Gutting, visitors of all ages will be encouraged to capture their own subjective experiences and perceptions with a collection of words, images, and stories, and will use their body and senses to investigate personal resonances with space and time through encounters with works on view at Dia:Beacon, including those by Robert Irwin, Agnes Martin, Dan Flavin, Fred Sandback, Joseph Beuys, Richard Serra, On Kawara and Andy Warhol.
About the Guide
Lisa M. Gutting is a painter and certified NYS visual arts teacher with over 10 years’ experience teaching, and working as an educator and administrator at New York City public schools, the Guggenheim Museum, and Queens Council on the Arts. In 2010 she earned a Master’s in Education in the Arts in Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She worked as a research assistant for Harvard’s Project Zero and the Multiple Intelligences Institute, designing interdisciplinary, project-based curriculum units and teacher professional development for schools in the United States and Beijing, China. She is currently a teaching artist at Community-Word Project in New York City, an advisory board member at Arts@Renaissance, and lead teacher at Alpha Partners teaching visual arts summer programs in China.