We live with art and architecture everyday. It's all around us, and not just discreetly protected in our finest museums. How can we understand it better and engage with it more? How do museums want us to experience it? What does art say about our own journeys and how is it that art intersects with so many other categories, from literature to theology to the sciences? Is it ok to connect with art in person and online? Answer. Yes.
Questions like these fascinate me. I like exploring the places where big ideas intersect, in that space where we can ponder why the same era birthed Picasso's shifting Cubist planes and Einstein's Theory of Relativity.
I find traditional ways of interacting with art to be useful and continue to discover new ways of engaging with it.
I use my work to inspire people to do the same.
Art-related experiences can teach us so much about ourselves and the world around us.
My bio: Matt has given hundreds of lectures at museums, universities, and organizations worldwide. Based in Palo Alto, his recent/upcoming talks include those for Stanford, The Wharton School, and The Barnes Foundation. He holds a Ph.D. in art history.
Matt believes in putting the participant first, in inclusive and diverse environments. He has taught art history for twenty years; held full-time museum positions as both Lecturer and Curator; and regularly lectures about art globally and online. One of Matt's primary goals is to use art in unexpected ways, including for teaching best practices in business, medical, and other non-traditional genres.
Matt is currently working on the book manuscript Lessons for My Sons, dedicated to his twin sons Fox Henry and Foster Wesley, which uses art to impart key lessons about life, creativity, and wellness. He enjoys renovating, traveling, and building sandcastles with his boys.