Source: ta-nehisicoates.theatlantic.com .03 August.2009
A good question to ask if spending an idle morning watching people look at art: What exactly are they looking for when they roam as tourists around museums?
Most visitors to a museum pass through the gallery oblivious to the works of art surrounding them. Few, if any, stop and pause in front of a painting or sculpture to determine the deeper meaning, to focus on what the artist was trying to portray. Some are happy just to snap a quick photo of the art and view the picture of the art after their visit is completed.
How do YOU look at Art when visiting a museum?