Pairing Mindful Meditation with a Scholar’s Rock


Saturday, February 16, 2019, 10:30am to 11:30am


Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

Join Caitlin Casey, a student in the arts in education program at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education (HGSE), for a special mindfulness meditation session.

Inspired by Christophe Andre’s book Looking at Mindfulness: Twenty-Five Paintings to Change the Way You Live and HGSE’s Project Zero, which offers thinking routines like See-Wonder-Connect, this meditative experience will allow visitors to engage deeply with an 18th-century Chinese scholar’s rock from the Qing dynasty. The black limestone sculpture was historically viewed as a status symbol and object of meditative contemplation. The session will explore how practicing mindfulness in the galleries can heighten appreciation of art and help visitors gain valuable insights about their thoughts and feelings through prolonged visual observation.

Free with museums admission. This tour is limited to 10 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before the tour, tickets will become available at the admissions desk.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk. Museums staff will be on hand to collect tickets.