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How To Look At Art

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Has a piece of art ever left you scratching your head? Today, we find out what goes through the mind of postmodern master David Salle when he's perusing a painting or sculpture. Here's a hint: He's focused more on his feelings about the art, than about what the art is trying to accomplish.

David Salle will give a Cockefair Chair lecture about his collection of essays, 'How to See: Looking, Talking and Thinking About Art,' at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, in Pierson Auditorium on the UMKC campus. For more information visit

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
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