Reading Objects 2002
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Explores the numerous perspectives from which works of art can be experienced and understood.
This illustrated catalogue documents a collaborative interdisciplinary exhibition at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz. Participants, which included faculty members from a variety of disciplines, were asked to select one of ten works on display from the museum's permanent collection and to create interpretive label copy developed from the unique perspective of their academic disciplines and personal interests. These responses take a variety of forms, from traditional catalogue entries to poems, essays, and personal reflections. Taken together, they demonstrate the numerous pespectives from which a work of art can be experienced and understood.