LESSONS FROM THE INSTITUTE OF EMPATHY
MAR 31 2018 – ONGOING SEATTLE ART MUSEUM FOURTH FLOOR GALLERIES
Three Empathics have moved into Seattle Art Museum and are a central feature to the latest installation imagined in our African art galleries. The popular and immersive ChimaTEK: Virtual Chimeric Space by contemporary artist Saya Woolfalk was first shown
in Disguise: Masks and Global African Art (2015). Now part of SAM’s permanent collection and installed
in Lessons from the Institute of Empathy, the Empathics have surrounded themselves with works from our African art collection as a way to help visitors awaken their own empathy.
Upon entering you will experience a virtual space where you can step outside your normal, routine self and improve your ability to understand others. If you wonder about your empathic abilities, you are not alone. Empathy—the ability to understand the experiences of others —is a skill that’s said to have eroded in the modern world. The result is Empathy Deficit Disorder (EDD).
The Empathics display their trademarked process for transformation and ask you to consider the other artwork around you.
VISIT S.A.M. Site for details:
SAM has generously offered to provide FREE passes for those WHO DO NOT HAVE a SAM membership. These would be made available on a first-come basis.
Experience a Docent lead tour on the Third Sunday of the month starting in July in the Institute of EmpathyGallery from 1:30-3:30 pm. The Empathy Gallery is intimate, group will be limited to no more than 20 persons.
Passes are coordinated in advance so must sign up at one week before the tour date.
SIGN UP AT THE SHEET AT INFORMATION TABLE AT METROPOLIST AFTER SUNDAY SERVICE.