Jillian Steinhauser, a writer for the Hyperallergic art forum, recently published this article in retaliation to another opinion piece on 'how to view art' that ran in the Washington Post. According to Philip Kennicott, the author of the Washington Post article and a Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic, viewing art involves a lot of silence and a lot of pre-viewing study time. While that can be useful to an extent, I don't feel like it's necessarily practical advice nor how many contemporary artists would want you to approach their pieces in a museum or gallery. Neither, apparently, does Jillian Steinhauser. So here's a helpful little link on how to (realistically) look at an art piece - with little to no pretension! It doesn't have to be an activity reserved for people who are stuffier, older, or more 'scholarly' than you. Keep these tips in mind next time you head out to a big art event. Or even better, head over to my 'Current Art Exhibits' collection and test out your new skills on work by artists out there today!