Fridays @ HILR

The Art of Museum Viewing

Lentz, Smee, and Ranalli

Thomas Lentz, Harvard Art Museums Director

Sebastian Smee, Boston Globe Art Critic,

Dan Ranalli, Artist/Professor

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 10:00 am

Askwith Lecture Hall, Appian Way • Harvard Graduate School of Education

Why do people go to museums today? For the architecture or the art, the restaurant or the gift shop? Because of media reviews, as a family outing, or as a serious viewing opportunity? Boston University Professor Dan Ranalli will pose these and other questions to Harvard Art Museums Director Thomas Lentz and Boston Globe art critic Sebastian Smee. What, he will ask, is the role of the art museum in contemporary culture?