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Leader of the doodle revolution to speak at the Toledo Museum of Art

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Sunni Brown's 2011 TED Talk

The Toledo Museum of Art is teaming up with The University of Toledo to bring renowned speaker, author and visual literacy expert Sunni Brown to the Glass City as part of the Jesup Scott Honors College Distinguished Lecture Series.

Sunni Brown, author of The Doodle Revolution, will give an interactive lecture at the Peristyle Thursday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. The event is free to the public.

Brown is known for her large-scale, live content visualizations, and she is also the leader of the Doodle Revolution – a growing effort to debunk the myth that doodling is a distraction. Using common sense, experience and neuroscience, she is proving that to doodle is to ignite your whole mind.

“This will be a fun, interactive event as Sunni engages with the audience,” explained Mike Deetsch, TMA’s director of education and engagement. “Her work has an element of gamification and play that elevates her visual dialogue and will appeal to a wide audience.”

The interactive lecture is geared to teachers, students and business professionals who work in teams.

“The Jesup Scott Honors College Distinguished Lecture Series brings innovative thinkers and doers to campus for all of the Toledo area to enjoy. Sunni Brown is an amazing speaker who will change the way you think about teamwork and brainstorming,” said Heidi Appel, dean of the UToledo Jesup Scott Honors College. “Her talk is part of the exciting collaboration between The University of Toledo and the Toledo Museum of Art to enhance the skills of visual literacy. Visual thinking fuels creativity and innovation and knowing how to use, make and interpret visual images makes all of our students more successful.”

After the lecture, Brown will sign her books, which will be available for sale. For more information, visit