Art Talk – “Make Sense of the Senseless”
Date(s) - 08/06/2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
This program is offered by Foggy Bottom West End Village and AHA members have been invited to attend.
“Make Sense of the Senseless” with Fanchon Silberstein
A first encounter with art is like meeting a stranger; it opens you to ideas, people, places and parts of yourself. In her recent book, Art inSight: Understanding Art and Why It Matters, Fanchon Silberstein explores what art reveals about how its makers see our world. “Make Sense of the Senseless” is the title of a chapter revealing ways that personal and cultural values are embodied in images, some of which were made at times of loss and healing. Fanchon will discuss some of the images pictured in the chapter and then open the conversation to all who attend. She looks forward to your questions and insights.
Fanchon Jean Silberstein is a writer, teacher, and trainer who has presented art and culture workshops around the world. She was director of the Department of State’s Overseas Briefing Center, conducted workshops at the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication, and ran sessions on conflict resolution using art at the Smithsonian Institution’s Hirshhorn Museum, where she served as a docent for over thirty years.