Rago’s ‘Art of Perception’ talk to benefit K9s, inmates program

Amy Herman will present 'The Art of Perception' on July 15. Image courtesy Rago Arts & Auction Center.

Amy Herman will present ‘The Art of Perception’ on July 15. Image courtesy Rago Arts & Auction Center.

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – Rago Arts & Auction Center invites the public to a hear a talk by Amy Herman titled “The Art of Perception,” which will be presented Tuesday, July 15.

Amy Herman holds a B.A. in International Affairs from Lafayette College, a J.D. from the National Law Center, George Washington University, and an M.A. in art history from Hunter College. While working at The Frick Collection, she instituted an interactive program/class using art to help medical students improve their observation skills. After expanding the medical program to seven medical schools in New York, Herman adapted the program for law enforcement professionals across a wide range of agencies including the New York City Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Justice and the Secret Service. She calls the program she developed “The Art of Perception.”

Miriam Tucker, managing partner of Rago Arts & Auction Center, attended Herman’s presentation of “The Art of Perception” last November at the national conference of the Appraisers Association of America and found it equally entertaining and instructive.

“You’ll learn a lot about your ability to observe … or lack thereof,” says Tucker.

Herman’s talk will be given at Rago Auctions, 333 N. Main St. in Lambertville. A social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by “The Art of Perception” from 6:30-8 p.m.

The suggested donation is $100 per person.

Proceeds will benefit the Puppies Behind Bars, a 501(c)3 organization. Puppies Behind Bars trains prison inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and explosive-detection dogs for law enforcement, then places them free of charge. The puppies live in prison with their inmate raisers from the age of eight weeks to 24 months. The dogs transform the lives of the inmates who train them and the lives of those they go on to serve. For more information visit puppiesbehindbars.com .

RSVP to raac@ragoarts.com or 609-397-9374 ext. 119.


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Amy Herman will present 'The Art of Perception' on July 15. Image courtesy Rago Arts & Auction Center.

Amy Herman will present ‘The Art of Perception’ on July 15. Image courtesy Rago Arts & Auction Center.