Behind Glass: An Artist’s Journey Through European Museums The Paintings of Leslie Poole

January 20 - March 30, 2017

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Museums are significant destinations for travelers visiting the great cities of Europe. These institutions truly shape the way we view the great masterpieces of world art. Leslie Poole paints of the emotional responses we experience while touring the great museums of Europe. While there are transcendent moments of wonder and awe there are often just as many moments of exhaustion, confusion and the feeling of being overwhelmed. Poole reflects on his museum visits and wonders why the methods of display often overvalue certain works, causing us to ignore others. There are many significant works of art to be discovered which have been relegated to dark forgotten corners of a gallery. Poole reflects on the factors which shape our viewing experience, those which ultimately determine the lasting images reverberating in our minds years after we return from our journey.