The Inaugural Year: Martin Goldray Lecture—Dewey and the Experience of Classical Music

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday


A lecture to be given by music faculty member Martin Goldray. John Dewey's book, Art as Experience (1934), shows how art fits into his pragmatist philosophy, but it's a rather bewildering, if sometimes inspiring, account of art without more background into his thinking than he provides. This lecture will address the relationship of art to pragmatism more generally, explore how performing and listening to classical music might be illuminated by this way of thinking, and show how his ideas about art have resonated in the art world since his death in 1952.

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