Making Art and Living the Authentic Life
As part of programming for Inside/Outside (on view until February 18), an exhibition of recent contemporary acquisitions, Prof. Caroline Arruda will give a talk that combines philosophy with art to think about how artists show us what a life well lived might look like. Contemporary culture sees artists as being authentic because many pursue their creative goals above all else, sacrificing family or a stable life to realize their dreams. While few of us doggedly pursue our goals with this intensity, artists still do have something to teach the rest of us about living authentically and living well.
Caroline Arruda is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of Graduate Studies for the Philosophy Department at Tulane University in New Orleans.