Panelists include Isabella Bruno (BRUNO); Christina Ferwerda (BRUNO); Dana Whitco (Center for Creative Research); Lisa Phillips (The Earth Institute, Columbia University) and Jill Sigman (jill sigman/thinkdance). Moderated by designer/artist Roland Gebhardt. How does art become meaningful to a viewer? Is it just a matter of how we see it? What about knowledge of how the work was made, the context or hardship in bringing it to life? How does the experience change knowing the personal story of the maker, or in the context of the viewer's life experience? We discuss ways of contextualizing art with hard facts, personal stories, displayed objects, etc., in addition to talking about exhibitions and other ways that museums, presenters, educators, and others help art to reach and to be understood by various publics.