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What is an Ordinary Life?

  • Elm Institute Library (map)

In an age obsessed with celebrity, shortcuts to success and self-realization, nobody wants to be perceived as ordinary. What can artists like Vermeer and poets like Walt Whitman tell us about the value of ordinary lives?

Lunch will be provided. Spaces are limited; those wishing to attend should RSVP to Patrick Hough.

Noël Valis is Professor of Spanish at Yale University.