The Art of Seeing
Art excursion

The Art of Seeing

Start date

Thursday 20 Sep 2018, 13:30

End date

Thursday 20 Sep 2018, 17:00

Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam - do not reuse

Please note: registration is obligatory and only open to students from WdKA and EMC

How do we observe and interpret the things we see? And how does our education shape us into being specific observers? For this program students of Willem de Kooning Academy (WdKA) and Erasmus Medical Center (EMC) are invited to share their artistic or clinical expertise and learn from each other’s way of observing.

For both physicians and creatives viewing is an essential element of their daily practice. When a doctor sees a patient a lot of his or her diagnosis is based on the observation of subtle signals and body language. In the practice of an artist or designer viewing is essential in translating the world around them into objects of art or design. Have you ever wondered how you see completely different from others, how your education has influenced the way you look at the world around you? What is the typical perspective of a doctor to be? How do art and design students interpret art, and what do they notice of the way an exhibition is designed and arranged? How does the clinical perspective differ from the artistic perspective?

To put the art of seeing to the test students of EMC and WdKA are invited to meet in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. The program will start with three short lectures from art historian Liesbeth De Strooper, medical practitioner prof. dr. Jan Cornelissen and design studio Koehorst in ‘t Veld. Subsequently students will be divided in small groups, go into the museum and, guided by assignments, discuss specific artworks. 

This program is in English and free of charge, participation is only possible for students of Erasmus Medical Center and Willem de Kooning Academy. Registration is required, more information about the event will be send to you after registration.

Organised by Erasmus Medical Center, Willem de Kooning Academy, Studium Generale and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Initiated by students from RASL and student association E-Mad.

More information

Date: Thursday 20 September 2018
Time: 14.00 - 17.00 hrs (doors open from 13.30 hrs)
Location: Sanders L1-015, Woudestein campus

Ticket information
Entrance: Free

Please note: registration is obligatory and only open to students from WdKA and EMC