HSL Hosts Special Presentation on "The Art of Observation"
A special presentation on mindful observation and reflection, a hosted by the Health Sciences Library
Students, faculty, administration and staff set aside their studies and work for an hour of mindful observation and reflection on November 5 at a special presentation hosted by the Health Sciences Library.
Carolyn Halpin-Healy, M.A., second from left, executive director of Arts & Minds and an educator from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, led a discussion on the "The Art of Observation," showing slides of original works of art and sculpture. She encouraged the audience to look at the work, analyze it and communicate what they were seeing without making any assumptions or conclusions. The goal of the exercise was to explore ways to improve one's skills in examination, description, understanding and communication. From left: Marie T. Ascher, M.S., M.P.H., the Lillian Hetrick Huber Endowed Director of the Health Sciences Library; Caroline McKinley, M.L.S., public services librarian; and Henry P. Godfrey, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pathology, were on hand to welcome Ms. Halpin-Healy.