Sunday, January 28, 2 pm, CMCA | Snow date – Monday, January 29, 2pm
$30 Farnsworth and CMCA members; $36 Non-members – Full Series
$10 Farnsworth and CMCA members; $12 Non-members – Per Session
CMCA and the Farnsworth Art Museum are co-presenting “Art for Us,” a four-part discussion series led by Museum Educator Roger Dell during the month of January 2018. Presented over four consecutive Sundays, January 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 2pm, participants will discuss important questions concerning contemporary art and its historical context. Each session’s theme will be introduced by a brief slide presentation by Dell, followed by an open and engaging conversation. Take-home readings will be provided at each session to follow up on ideas and prepare for the next session.
Session Four | What is the Role of Art within the Humanities?
Art was not originally included in the humanities when it was invented by the Greeks in the second half of the 5thcentury BCE. However, as time passed, and especially during the time of Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael in the Italian Renaissance, art was brought into the discussion. While aesthetics (a subcategory of philosophy) and art history (a subcategory of history), are typically found within the humanities departments of universities today, the production of art is not. In this discussion, we will examine whether art is its own field, one allied with the humanities, and/or whether it is an integral part of the humanities.
Presenter and discussion facilitator Roger Dell has taught art history, art appreciation, arts education, and the history of art museums from Hawaii to Maine, including the University of Maine, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and the Harvard Extension School. He is the former Director of Education at the Farnsworth Art Museum.