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Noël Carroll: Art and Alienation

a lecture in tribute to Dr. Richard Kalter, MICA’s beloved philosopher-in-residence who died in 2004

Posted 02.25.08 by MICA Media Relations

Noël Carroll, internationally renowned scholar and current Andrew W. Mellon term professor in humanities at Temple University, presents a lecture in tribute to Dr. Richard Kalter, MICA's beloved philosopher-in-residence who died in 2004. In Art and Alienation, Carroll discusses the way in which the philosophy of art and the art world have separated art from the living concerns of our culture in a way that has led to their marginalization. He is the author and editor of 15 books and hundreds of articles on a variety of humanistic and cultural topics including Beyond Aesthetics, Theories of Art Today, A Philosophy of Mass Art, and Interpreting the Moving Image. Most recently, Carroll completed a book manuscript entitled Embodied Mind: Comic Intelligence and Concrete Operations in Buster Keaton's "The General" and recently finished co-editing an anthology with Jinhee Choi called The Philosophy of Film for Blackwell.

Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,500 undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students from 49 states and 52 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top ten by U.S. News and World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.