Please join Eliza Swann for A Psychic Tour of the Met!
Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028
When: Friday December 7th, 2018, 7:15pm – 8:30pm
I will be waiting for you in a plaid cape by the ticket counter on the left hand side of the lobby – the entrance to the Greek art wing – RSVP at email@example.com
There is no fee for this tour, but there is an admission fee to enter the Met.
Many museums showcase a dizzying array of artifacts plundered and looted during various phases of occupation, war, and colonization. Many of these stolen sacred and precious objects have stories that they wish to tell. Stories about their original use, the land that they came from, the spirits that inhabit them, and the lost stories of their makers.
During this tour of the Met, we will learn to communicate with objects. We will learn various techniques that help us to open our empathic centers and listen with our full selves. We will take turns sharing our psychic impressions of various objects, and comparing notes.
The exercises that we will explore are designed to nurture space for creativity, imagination, and critical consciousness. It is my hope that in learning these deep listening practices, we can learn to better stand in solidarity with struggles against exploitation, appropriation, and colonization. Let us re-sensitize ourselves to the “culture” that we consume.
If you would like to donate to the Golden Dome School, you are welcome to Venmo $11 to Eliza-Swann to assist with programming costs.
Eliza Swann is an interdisciplinary artist, intuitive, writer, educator, and community organizer based in Los Angeles and New York. Eliza received a BA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute, trained in hypnotherapy at the Isis Centre in England, Hindu cosmology and yoga with Dr. Vagish Shastri in Benares, India, Tarot and Western Magical Practice with the Builders of the Adytum Western Mystery School, and received a Master’s degree in Fine Art from Central St. Martins in London. Eliza has lectured at UCLA, the Hammer Museum, the San Francisco Art Institute, Central St Martins, CalArts, and is currently a Visiting Professor at Pratt Institute. She has contributed critical writing to BOMB, Arthur, Contemporary Art Review LA, and Perfect Wave Magazines. Eliza is also the founder of The Golden Dome School, a curatorial and educational platform that studies intersections of art, metaphysics and ecology.