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

 

More Exhibitions

Travels: Domestic and aBroad

  When artists Krysia Kolodziej and Libby Ramage met in the early 1990s, Krysia was editing for Princeton University Press and writing poetry; Libby was starting her work teaching art to very young children while making and exhibiting her own art. Both inveterate savers of ephemera, they have been supporting each other’s art-making ever since.   Libby’s mixed media pieces–with painting and drawing using acrylics and charcoal–were created from a scrapbook originally compiled by her stepfather’s mother, Hilda, a formidable woman who reigned over her family

UNTITLED 2017 (FEAR EATS THE SOUL) (WHITE FLAG)

On display from the roof of the Arts Council of Princeton’s Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton

Donor Wheel

More than 2,000 donors are acknowledged in this one-of-a-kind sculpture by Joshua Kirsch

Neighborhood Portrait

The Neighborhood Portrait Quilt is part of a permanent exhibition that tells a story of important leaders and residents.