Assistant Professor Karen Schloss will discuss human perceptions and experiences of color in response to the installation Sonja Thomen: in the space of elsewhere. Typically, colors are understood in terms of their perceptual qualities. Evidence suggests that people have a myriad of associations between colors and entities that influence the way they evaluate and interpret the world.
Karen Schloss is an Assistant Professor at the UW-Madison in the Department of Psychology and Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. She leads the Visual Perception and Cognition Lab, which studies color cognition, information visualization, and navigation in immersive virtual environments. The talk is presented in conjunction with the Wisconsin Science Festival.
Kids' Art Adventures: in the space of elsewhere
November 5, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Embrace your curiosity and wonder with artist Sonja Thomsen, who will lead this art adventure. Explore her immersive installation and make an iridescent sculpture that reflects and refracts light. Bring a camera to photograph your artwork in the lobby.
Offered in conjunction with the Wisconsin Science Festival; pre-registration is required. Please contact email@example.com to reserve a space in the workshop.
Kids’ Art Adventures invite families to make art together in MMoCA’s classroom following guided discussion of art on view in the museum’s exhibitions. Six- to ten-year-olds and their families should meet promptly at 1 pm in MMoCA’s lobby; children must be accompanied by an adult. Space at Kids’ Art Adventures is limited.
Pictured:Sonja Thomsen: in the space of elsewhere (installation detail), 2017. Mixed-media, site-specific installation. Photo by Fred Croen.