BY PAT SUMMERS
“Sheep may safely gaze.” That’s right: "gaze," not “graze.”
I’m not talking about wooly sheep here, munching away in pastureland. I’m talking about great numbers of people lacking the confidence or courage to look and think for themselves.
And so when they visit an art museum, they unhesitantly accept audio guides – which many institutions now provide free, as part of the admission fee. Wearing headphones or holding phone-like devices to their ear, they can walk through one gallery after another being told what to look at and what to think about what they see.