Arthur Danto print show

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Arthur C. Danto, Posture of Contemplation (1959)

Below is an announcement of an art exhibit at the Visual Arts Gallery at the University of Illinois Springfield, featuring woodblock prints made by Arthur Danto. The show opened on August 27th and will run through September 23rd. Click here to read a local newspaper story about the show. (Note: I do not know if Danto’s Posture of Contemplation, reproduced above, is included in the show.)

The UIS Visual Arts Gallery is honored to present the work of the world-renowned art critic and philosopher Arthur C. Danto. The work in the show consists of woodblock prints made between 1956 and 1963. This work has not been exhibited as a group since 1960. Please be sure to join us for a closing reception featuring the artist in person on September 23rd from 5:30 to 8:00 P.M.

Danto is the author of more than twenty books and is currently the Johnsonian Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Columbia University.

There will be a presentation by Danto on September 23 at 5:30 p.m. in Brookens Auditorium, located on the lower level of Brookens Library. The presentation will be followed by a reception, including food and refreshments, until 8 p.m. at the Visual Arts Gallery. The artist’s talk, reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

The Visual Arts Gallery is located in room 201 of the Health and Sciences Building on the UIS campus. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For further information, go to www.uis.edu/visualarts/ or contact the gallery by phone at 217/206-6506 or by e-mail at gallery@uis.edu.

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