ALL-In 2022 Capstone Session

April 12-14, 2023
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR

The Art of Perception: Seeing What Matters Now
presented by Amy Herman

In this highly participatory session, original works of art and photographs are used to prompt dialogue and in-depth analysis of how participants’ assumptions and perceptions affect their ability to adapt to change and respond to challenges effectively.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify biases and assumptions that obscure objectivity and hamper complex decision-making;
  • Describe their library’s mission and vision more effectively by incorporating the perspectives of the library’s stakeholders;
  • Understand the value of visual literacy, enhanced perception, and precise communication in complex and diverse organizations.

Amy Herman
Amy Herman is a lawyer and art historian who uses works of art to sharpen observation, analysis, and communication skills. By showing people how to look closely at painting, sculpture, and photography, she helps them hone their visual intelligence to recognize the most pertinent and useful information as well as recognize biases that impede decision making.

Amy holds an A.B., a J.D., and an M.A. in art history. Her book, Visual Intelligence, was published in May 2016 and was on both the New York Times and Washington Post best sellers’ lists. Her second book, Fixed: How to Perfect the Fine Art of Problem-Solving, will be published in December 2021.