Reading Group

Beauty and the Arts


A graduate reading group concerned with fundamental questions and themes in the philosophy of art and aesthetics. Etienne Gilson's Forms and Substances in the Arts will be the ordering text for the discussion. 

Open to undergraduate and graduate students. Space is limited; for more information please contact Patrick Hough.

Currently Reading

Etienne Gilson, Forms and Substances in the Arts (1966)

Spring Meetings:


Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.

Thomas Merton, No Man is an Island

Johannes Vermeer ,  The Art of Painting  (1665-1668)

Johannes Vermeer, The Art of Painting (1665-1668)