Dr. Gary Vikan, former Director of The Walters Art Museum, discusses how neuroscience, evolutionary biology and the cave paintings in Lascaux might point to the fact that aesthetics is “hard-wired into our heads.”
Dr. Gary Vikan, former Director of The Walters Art Museum, talks about the dangers of using economic impact as argument for the arts, the importance of articulating the intrinsic nature of the art experience and how neuroscience might unlock the mystery of that experience.
Thomas Kinnear, Ph.D. is the Eugene Applebaum Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies and professor of marketing at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. He is also a member of The New Nature of Competition faculty. In this clip he discusses the impact of convergence on the cultural customer.
Diane Ragsdale compares the issues facing the arts with those that faced the restaurant industry, sparking the Slow Food movement. She suggests that an answer to the mounting challenges for arts organizations might be to start a Slow Arts movement.