The Spirit of Truth-Seeking
December 6 - December 20
Colleges and universities, especially those devoted to liberal arts education, are fundamentally concerned with the pursuit, transmission, and preservation of knowledge. They are, according to Professors George and West, “truth-seeking institutions.” In their October 11th conversation—part of the Being Human Festival of the Princeton University Humanities Council(link is external)—the professors discussed the conditions that need to be established and maintained for colleges and universities to fulfill their truth-seeking mission. Professors George and West considered the virtues that must be exemplified and practiced by faculty and students alike if in the various fields of study the frontiers of knowledge are to be pushed back, understanding of complex matters is to be deepened, and wisdom is to be found.
The James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University has invited artists working in any medium to use their gifts to capture the spirit of the occasion and of the friendship between these two scholars, teachers, and dialogue partners.
Closing reception featuring Professor Robert P. George
Saturday, December 14 | 3-4pm
Traces of Time
Change is constant. The process of growing older is a fact. These images contain traces of a lifetime’s memories. They have to do with the passing of time, moments and people that are gone, love, sexuality, family, beauty, decay, fragility, longevity, vulnerability, sickness, health, the pandemic and death. This project started when I fractured my pelvis, was immobile, and could only get around with a walker. Friends sent bouquets and with severely limited motion, I began to photograph them on my kitchen table, …
Master Class Artists Exhibit
The Arts Council of Princeton presents an an exhibition of new paintings and drawings by artists from the Painting and Drawing Master Class instructed by Charles David Viera. This exhibition will be offered in the Lower Gallery and the public is invited to an artists’ reception Saturday, December 4 from 3-5pm. Says Viera “These students are from a special class that the Arts Council is now adding to their regular schedule of classes and is for artists that still appreciate a structured class environment. …