On Wednesday: Emmons explores art, truth with Philosophers’
People usually privilege the visual as a source of veracity (“seeing is believing”), but this month’s edition of the Philosophers’ Café discussion series invites Prof. Carol Emmons of UW-Green Bay’s Art and Design program to explore the question, “Does art tell the truth?” We have learned about the ancient past largely through evidence from visual culture, ranging from prehistoric cave paintings to burial goods to illustrated manuscripts. Do they convey the same message to everyone? How do we know they’re “accurate”? The discussion commences Wednesday (Nov. 11) at 7 p.m. at the Titletown Tap Room (across the parking lot from the brewery).