The Smith College Museum of Art is featuring a show of photographs by DUSP Professor Anne Whiston Spirn. The exhibit, entitled "The Eye is a Door," is the first major exhibition to explore how Spirn’s photographs encourage a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment through the development of visual literacy -- the ability to read and analyze visual information. This approach to learning allows people to question and interpret what they see, which has broad implications across many fields of inquiry and design.
The 46 color images featured in the show connect such diverse topics as geology, biology, astronomy, anthropology, engineering, architecture, history, literary studies, global studies, studio art, and landscape studies.
The exhibit will run through August 31, 2014.
[Image: Anne Whiston Spirn.]