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David Mills

The Arts

Professor presents illustrated lecture on philosophy of art

BRATTLEBORO—Champlain College professor of philosophy David Mills presents an illustrated lecture titled “What is Art?” at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center on Thursday, May 30, at 7 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.

By imagining art history as an ongoing conversation, Mills explores ways of encountering art as more than just subjective preference.

This highly visual presentation provides new ways to interact with what we find in museums and galleries. Mills’ conceptual framework will help viewers to understand and assess art, including works that may seem simplistic, bizarre, or even ugly.

Mills holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from The Pennsylvania State University, with a specialization in philosophy of art, and is a professor at Champlain College.

He has been teaching interdisciplinary undergraduate courses in philosophy and aesthetics for over 20 years. His published research focuses on European philosophy and art after the world wars.

“What is Art?” is a Vermont Humanities Council program supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information, call 802-257-0124 or visit www.brattleboromuseum.org.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #511 (Wednesday, May 22, 2019). This story appeared on page B4.

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