Book Club: But Is it Art?

May 22, 2014, 6 pm

Join us for a discussion of Cynthia Freeland’s But is it Art? A guided tour of the Tony Feher exhibition led by Director of Education Alison Caplan will follow the discussion.

Book Club: But Is it Art?

May 22, 2014, 6 pm

A survey of everything from aesthetic theory to digital imaging, and of everyone from Goya to Damien Hirst, is packed into seven fast-break chapters here. Freeland, a philosophy professor at the University of Houston, is familiar enough with the impenetrable artspeak and rhetoric surrounding such issues as identity politics, censorship and public funding not to be intimidated by them; her cut-to-the-chase approach to such critical minefields as the use of bodily fluids in art produces clear and often pungent analyses.


Join us for a discussion of Cynthia Freeland’s But is it Art? A guided tour of the Tony Feher exhibition led by Director of Education Alison Caplan will follow.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company, with additional support provided by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

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