Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Innovation in Plain Sight: Transforming Our National Security Landscape with Museum Collections
  • Lecture
  • 5/1/2014
  • 19:30-20:30
  • The University of Kansas
  • Host: Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Young Friends of Art, Department of Graduate Military Programs, KU Veterans Al
Event Description
Can Picasso help to solve a murder case? Could a Renoir bring a kidnapper to justice? From the high-stakes worlds of law enforcement, medicine, and counterterrorism, Dole Archives Visiting Fellow Amy Herman brings her students - professionals serving the NYPD, the FBI, the U.S. Department of Justice, Customs and Border Protection, and the Department of Homeland Security, hospitals, medical schools, trauma centers, as well as the US Army and the US Navy SEALS, to name just a few - to the art museum, where works of art have become the new data, ripe for analysis and application. Ms. Herman, founder of The Art of Perception, hones her students’ powers of observation in a highly participatory program that trains them to communicate those observations with precision. Studying art, curing disease, solving crime: join us for a glimpse into Herman’s fascinating and innovative approach. Learn how her work is impacting governmental organizations and agencies throughout the country- and be prepared to re-evaluate your perception on the role of art and research collections within the intelligence community and in medical, legal, and professional education.