Invention: The Art of Liberal Arts
Audio recording of a lecture given by J. Scott Lee on November 6, 2020 as part of the Dean's Lecture & Concert Series. The Dean's Office has provided this description of the event: "Liberal education is in deep trouble. The path to rescue lies through artistic invention. What is the trouble? Recruitment. Why is this trouble? Most defenses of liberal education rely on ineffective persuasives. What other resources do we have for our defense, our future? We could emphasize a liberal arts education; we have neglected the role of invention and freedom that comes with emphasizing the arts. The talk illustrates what a focus on invention, particularly in the visual and liberal arts, might achieve in curricula. Concentrating on perspective, we will look to works of Scott Buchanan, Brunelleschi, Alberti, and Botticelli. The talk concludes by suggesting a liberal arts curriculum is a work of art which opens possibilities to students for inventing their own future – the kind of completion a work of art like a curriculum needs."
Santa Fe, NM
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