Ever rushed past a work of art in a hurry? Many of us do, briefly glancing for mere seconds. But imagine the possibilities when we dedicate time—be it five minutes, a half-hour, or more—to focus on just one thing. That’s what The CORE is all about.
What does it mean to spend time with art? How can we expand our expectations of art? In The CORE, we use object-based learning (OBL), an educational approach that places artworks at the center of the learning experience, to encourage visitors to slow down and look closely.
Anchored in observation, OBL emphasizes up-close experiences with material objects and facilitates deep critical thinking with, through, and about art. All objects displayed in The CORE serve as primary resources and offer a potent teaching tool to spark meaningful dialogue and inquiry. Along the way, students sharpen essential skills such as perspective-taking and critical-thinking, which are invaluable in any field of study. OBL engagements are experiential and multi-sensory, empowering students to nurture curiosity and contemplate the world around them.