Fall 2018

Friday
November 16th

Macalester College

Board Room

Buffet 6:30
Program 7:30

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Nov 16th
Macalester College
Admissions Building
Board Room

Ceramics Artist
Richard Bresnahan

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November 16th 2018:
R. Alan James

Director's Notes:.

Albert Einstein is quoted as saying in 1918 "The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious.* It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Who-ever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed.”It has seemed to many of us that the attraction to - and the aversion from - arts is the depth and mystery which do not yield easily to our inquiry or quest. The mystery concerning ourselves is the uncertainty as to whether our eyes are open to see, and our ears to hear. There is much we do not yet understand or know about many arts.We may get a chance to discuss this with Richard Bresnahan. For many of us there is the question also as to whether we have courage enough to ask, or whether we feel our questions are worthy. Maybe we’ll experience mystery in the presence of this artist.

See this YouTube posting of our visit from John Taylor Gatto:
http://youtube/4KlSD0nanco

Here is a PDF of Emilio DeGrazia's
March 2014 manuscript:
WHY HUMPTY DUMPTY FELL

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