March 1, 2017

Philosophy Department Spring 2017 Colloquium: 'Highbrow and Lowbrow Art'

3:00 p.m. 11:57 p.m. Event has no end time
3:00 p.m. | E. H. Butler Library 210

Please join us for the lecture "Highbrow and Lowbrow Art," presented by Alex King, assistant professor of philosophy at the University at Buffalo, on Wednesday, March 1, at 3:00 p.m. in Butler Library 210.

What is it to have "highbrow" tastes? Is it just being able to recognize good art? And how has this concept transformed over the past hundred years? Dr. King will address these questions as well as some critiques of "highbrow" taste, and will argue that, even if we reject "highbrow" taste, we can still hold onto the idea of art that is genuinely good.