TODAY, April 8th 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Rubin Museum Theater, 150 W. 17th Street, NYC: A Conversation With Lynn Davis

The eminent art critic, professor and philosopher Arthur Danto talks to photographer Lynn Davis about her work and her world view. Her exhibition Illumination: The Photographs of Lynn Davis opened April 6.

Professor Danto has been teaching at Columbia University in New York since 1951, as a professor since 1966. He is the author of numerous books, including Nietzsche as Philosopher, Mysticism and Morality, The Transfiguration of the Commonplace, Narration and Knowledge, Connections to the World: The Basic Concepts of Philosophy, and Encounters and Reflections: Art in the Historical Present, a collection of art criticism which won the National Book Critics Circle Prize for Criticism in 1990. His most recent book is Unnatural Wonders: Essays from the Gap Between Art and Life.

As art critic for The Nation, he has also published numerous articles in other journals. In addition, he is an editor of the Journal of Philosophy and consulting editor for various other publications.

Read The New York Times article in today’s Arts & Leisure section, P. 26

“Of the 30 photographs on view several depict important Buddhist sculptures and monuments in China, Japan and Thailand. In others the religious reference is more oblique. A tightly framed photograph of stone steps half-covered by desert sand in a cemetery in Dunhuang, China, powerfuly evokes the Buddhist principle of impermanence. The relationship between form and emptiness, another fundamental concept in Buddhist philosophy, finds expression in a dramatic view of the sky through a hollow rock formation at Arches National Park in Utah.” – Mia Fineman

Fee: $15.00, includes entrance to the Museum (see blog post earlier today about three photo shows on view concurrently this week).

The exhibition ILLUMINATIONS continues through July 16th.


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