Lecture: The Nature of Seeing

October 29, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thomas Moran, Grand Canyon of Arizona at Sunset
Thomas Moran, Grand Canyon of Arizona at Sunset, 1909, Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches, Paul G. Allen Family Collection


David Wilson, Director Of The Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University

The eyes are the window for the brain. Yet there are many mysteries about how our brains make sense of what we see and, more specifically, how we perceive art. Join Dr. Wilson for a wide ranging discussion that will explore the brain science behind visual perception, looking at art, and even the ways our brains are wired to see and experience the natural world.

Presented in partnership with Oregon Health & Science University.

SOLD OUT — Standby seating may be available onsite.


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to access@pam.org, or call 503-226-2811.