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Arthur Danto

Lambert Family Lecture

Tue, Apr 25, 2006 7 PM

Join philosopher and art critic Arthur Danto as he discusses the work of William Kentridge currently on view in the galleries. Arthur Danto has been a major shaper of recent aesthetic theory, best known for a contemporary version of G. W. F. Hegel's "end of art" thesis developed over the course of several acclaimed books, including The Transfiguration of the Commonplace, Beyond the Brillo Box: The Visual Arts in Post-Historical Perspective, and After the End of Art.

Art critic for The Nation since 1984, Danto has published several collections of his criticism, including Encounters and Reflections: Art in the Historical Present, which won the 1990 National Book Critics Circle Prize for Criticism. Danto is Emeritus Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, New York.

The Lambert Family Lecture Series Endowment promotes conversation about global issues in art and contemporary culture by supporting an annual lecture by a distinguished speaker.

Also of interest...

Arthur Danto and Helen Molesworth, Wexner Center Chief Curator of Exhibitions, engage in a conversation at a Columbus Metropolitan Club forum on Wednesday, April 26, at noon. Their topic is "Everything You Wanted to Know About Contemporary Art But Were Afraid to Ask." For more information, visit or call (614) 464-3220.

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