Art saves society

The Humanities Department at Scripps College in Claremont sponsored a lecture titled “Art To The Rescue: Cultural Agents Take You By Surprise” by George Lipsitz and Dorris Sommer Feb. 18 in Balch Auditorium. Lipsitz and Sommer spoke to students about the importance of the arts and humanities to society. The presentation was based on Sommer’s book, “The Work of Art in the World: Civic Agency and Public Humanities,” which looks at artists and activists who have made a difference in communities in New Orleans, Houston and Los Angeles. Lipsitz is an American studies professor in the Black studies department at UC Santa Barbara, as well as the author of the book “The Possessive Investment in Whiteness.” / photo by Bailey Maguire
The Humanities Department at Scripps College in Claremont sponsored a lecture titled “Art To The Rescue: Cultural Agents Take You By Surprise” by George Lipsitz and Dorris Sommer Feb. 18 in Balch Auditorium. Lipsitz and Sommer spoke to students about the importance of the arts and humanities to society. The presentation was based on Sommer’s book, “The Work of Art in the World: Civic Agency and Public Humanities,” which looks at artists and activists who have made a difference in communities in New Orleans, Houston and Los Angeles. Lipsitz is an American studies professor in the Black studies department at UC Santa Barbara, as well as the author of the book “The Possessive Investment in Whiteness.” / photo by Bailey Maguire

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