COMPLIMENTARY WEBINAR
The Art of Perception
SPONSORED BY: Friends of the Uffizi Gallery

Date & Time:
Thursday, May 20, 2021
5:30 – 6:30 pm ET (2:30 – 3:30 pm PT)

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COMPLIMENTARY WEBINAR | “The Art of Perception”
Presented by Amy Herman
Sponsored buy Friends of the Uffizi Gallery

What do the FBI, CIA, and NATO have in common with The Uffizi? Amy Herman and The Art of Perception. In her highly participatory presentation, Ms. Herman will use the analysis of works of art as a vehicle to enhance observation, perception, and communication skills. In the pandemic’s shift to a virtual platform, effective communication is paramount. Participants will reconsider their critical inquiry skills and ability to communicate in a variety of scenarios, both personal and professional. Works of art will also be engaged as tools to understand assumptions that impede best practices and decision making. Prepare to have your eyes opened when you did not even know they were closed. 

As an attorney and art historian, Amy Herman conducts The Art of Perception globally for leaders across the professional spectrum. Looking closely at works of art, she helps individuals to hone their visual intelligence to recognize the most pertinent information and recognize biases that impede decision making and best practices. She developed The Art of Perception to improve medical students’ observation and communication skills when she was the Head of Education at The Frick Collection in New York City for over ten years. She adapted the program for a wide range of professionals including the NYC Police Department, the FBI, the State Department, Fortune 500 companies, NATO, and the military. Ms. Herman has a BA from Lafayette College, a JD from George Washington University, and an MA in art history from Hunter College. Her book, Visual Intelligence, was on the New York Times and Washington Post best sellers’ lists. 

The webinar will include a 60-minute lecture followed by 10-minutes of Q&A.

Please note that space is limited for this lecture; only the first 3,000 people to click the “REGISTER” button below will be able to tune in.

Please register at the link above. After registering, you will receive an invitation 1 day prior to the webinar, and a reminder 30 minutes prior to the webinar.

 

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Lecturer

Amy Herman is a lawyer and art historian who uses works of art to sharpen observation, analysis, and communication skills. By showing people how to look closely at painting, sculpture, and photography, she helps them hone their visual intelligence to recognize the most pertinent and useful information as well as recognize biases that impede decision making. She developed her Art of Perception seminar in 2000 to improve medical students’ observation and communication skills with their patients when she was the Head of Education at The Frick Collection in New York City. She subsequently adapted the program for a wide range of professionals and leads sessions internationally for the New York City Police Department, the FBI, the French National Police, the Department of Defense, Interpol, the State Department, Fortune 500 companies, first responders, the military, and the intelligence community. In her highly participatory presentation, she demonstrates the relevance of visual literacy across the professional spectrum and how the analysis of works of art affords participants in her program an innovative way to refresh their sense of critical inquiry and reconsider the skills necessary for improved performance and effective leadership. The program has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The CBS Evening News, and Smithsonian Magazine, among others. Her TED talk, A Lesson in Looking, went live in December 2018. Ms. Herman holds an A.B., a J.D., and an M.A. in art history. Her book, Visual Intelligence, was published in May 2016 and was on both the New York Times and Washington Post best sellers’ lists.

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