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Reframed: An Art History Class

May 29 @ 6:00 pm 7:30 pm

Photo of three women looking at drawings on a table.

Art plays an important role in our perception of the expression of emotions. Having awareness of our own body’s movements as we observe paintings can disclose new ways of understanding expression in art, nature, and people.

Join James Dow, PhD, Professor of Philosophy and the Director of Marshall T. Steel Center for the Study of Religion and Philosophy at Hendrix College, as he discusses how empathy can be cultivated through engagement with expression in paintings.

Registered participants will also enjoy a charcuterie board, beverages, and a complimentary AMFA sketchbook.

About James Dow

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James (Jamie) Dow is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Hendrix College, Director of the Steel Center for the Study of Religion and Philosophy, and Chair of the Study of the Mind. Jamie teaches courses in the departments of philosophy, cognitive science, and environmental studies focusing on philosophy of mind, environmental philosophy, action theory, and aesthetics.

Since completing his Ph.D. at the CUNY Graduate Center in 2011, he has published articles on self-consciousness, expert bodily action, joint action, environmental disobedience, and nature aesthetics.

He is now working on a book– Enacting Nature’s Value – which argues for an enactivist approach to environmental value focusing on the aesthetic appreciation of natural environments.


May 29
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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$30 Members / $45 Non-Members


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