From the Inside Flap
Learning Mind: Experience Into Art is astonishing in its range of authors, depths of perception, and subjects, gliding elegantly among three thematic clusters, from 'Being of Being an Artist' to 'Making Art and Pedagogy' and, finally, to 'Experiencing Art.' The editors have brilliantly and imaginatively realized the promise of their anthology's tantalizing, terse title.”Moira Roth, author of Traveling Companions/Fractured Worlds
"Jacob and Baas have gathered together an exceptional group of some of the most articulate writers about art of this generation, as well as some of the most intelligent, thoughtful, esteemed and socially engaged artists. The Learning Mind invites them to speak from their own experiences with art; what emerges are important biographical moments of insight about the way art is a device for transforming consciousness."Jennifer Gonzalez, University of California, Santa Cruz
About the Author
Mary Jane Jacob, is Professor and Executive Director of Exhibitions at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Jacquelynn Baas is the author of Smile of the Buddha: Eastern Philosophy and Western Art (UC Press). Together Baas and Jacob conceived and edited Buddha Mind in Contemporary Art (UC Press).