Cool Classes for Hot Nights

Students observing the Frick Collection

The Frick Collection, located in one of Manhattan’s most beautiful neighborhoods on 70th street across from Central Park, is pleased to offer a series of free summer courses for high school, college, and graduate students beginning Tuesday, June 26th and running until Thursday July 19th.

Space is limited and a brief application form is required for each course. See schedule here to sign up. Cool Classes for Hot Nights.

As I have mentioned in several of my previous blogs, art observation is acknowledged more and more for its value in enhancing observational skills and sharpening the diagnostic eye of medical students. Courses in studying art are being offered at many medical schools, and, at one university in particular, it is a required course. You may read more about this in the Yale Medicine MagazineHow Looking at Paintings Became a Required Course in Medical School.

This technique for fine tuning our analysis of detail and discovery is not only limited to the medical field. New York City detectives are also discovering the social and professional benefits to studying art. Sarah Lyall speaks to this in her New York Times article: Off the Beat and Into a Museum: Art Helps Police Officers Learn to Look.

Enjoy this fine art of discovery.