In a reflection on art and the impact of museums from Sarah Gray, Director of Member and Visitor Engagement at the Art Institute Chicago, she states, “Often I go to specific galleries for their architecture as much as for the collection they display. Sometimes I look out for a particular color to trace its stories through time and place. The moments when a work resonates make me want to take a closer look, to spend a moment allowing myself to see a part of myself I might not have seen before or totally forgotten I loved. In a series called The Power of Myth, Joseph Campbell said to Bill Moyers that we respond to a work of art because the order of the work mirrors the order of our souls. Often, I suppose, I simply need to see the order of my soul reflected back.”
To read Gray’s entire piece on the Art Institute Chicago site, click here.