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 graduate students.

Space is limited; for more information please contact Patrick Hough.


Currently Reading

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

Fall Meetings:

10/2 (Introduction), 10/16 (Architecture), 10/30 (Sculture), 11/27 (Painting)

Spring Meetings:


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

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