Sunday at the Met

World Science Festival: Art and the Mind

Sunday, June 2, 2013, 3:00–4:30 p.m.

Scientists in the relatively new field of neuroaesthetics are probing what it is about art that moves us, using technologies that allow us to study the brain's response in greater detail than ever before. Their insights are providing us with a new way to look at art and the mind. How does their research line up with the artist's intent?

This event is a production of the World Science Festival presented in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Free with Museum admission

Honoré Daumier  (French, 1808–1879) | A Theater Audience (detail), 19th century | 1972.118.203

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The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium and the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education are equipped with infrared sound enhancement systems (with headsets and neck loops). To obtain a headset or neck loop please ask an usher. Headsets and neck loops are available free of charge with identification. Real-time captioning is also available upon request.