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Sunday, October 30, 2011


Walters Art History & Neuroscience Lecture by David Freedberg

What: 31st Annual Theodore L. Low Lecture
Art History & Neuroscience: The Challenge for the Humanities
Renowned for his work on psychological responses to art, David Freedberg, Ph.D. is also known for his pioneering work on the relationship between art and science in the age of Galileo. Freedberg examines how advances in the cognitive neurosciences, particularly in the study of movement, emotion and embodiment, illuminate fundamental aspects of our responses to art. He draws on new discoveries about phantom limbs, mirror neurons and embodied simulation to explain our understanding of both high art and everyday imagery.
Don’t miss the free pre-talk concert at 12:30 p.m.
The Annual Theodore L. Low Lecture honors the memory of Theodore Low, director of education and public programs at the Walters more than 30 years.
The Walters Art Museum, Graham Auditorium
Sunday, October 30, 2–3 p.m.
Media Contact:
Amy Mannarino, 410-547-9000, ext. 277,