Visual Literacy Gallery

August 9, 2022


Currently on view: 

Lissa Rivera, Blindfold (from Beautiful Boy series), 2016, archival pigment print

Lalla Essaydi, Les Femmes du Maroc: La Sultan, 2008, chromogenic print

Lesley Dill, Clothe My Naked Body, Print Tapestries...Poem Wedding Dress, 1995, photo serigraph on newspaper written in Urdu, sewn to cotton percale background

The objects in this gallery are rotated on an annual basis and have been specifically selected by Registrar Lisa Quinn and Curator of Education Sally Delgado to stimulate conversations on visual literacy and how we create meaning, both individually and collectively, from visual images. Visitors are invited to slow down, look closely and consider how they process and interpret visual information. This slowing down of visual processing – be it alone or in conversation with others – has the potential to increase our understanding of cultural difference, bring awareness of bias, and encourage empathy. Facilitated Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) sessions for classes can be scheduled through KMA’s education department (