Explore the debate and science of Arts.

September 13, 2022

Beauty over Brutalism

Marina Ziemnick

If we want citizens to understand that our nation is worth preserving, we should ensure that our civic architecture stands the test of time.

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December 14, 2021

Confronting Woke Groupthink in Art Education

Michelle Marder Kamhi

The dubious notion that the U.S. is a “systemically racist” nation has taken hold in art education, as in virtually every sphere of American life.

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April 2, 2021

University Sued for Violating Music Prof’s Free Speech

Thomas K. Lindsay

Music theorist Timothy Jackson has filed a lawsuit against the University of North Texas, which violated his First Amendment rights in response to baseless claims of racism.

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August 28, 2018

Defining the Fine Arts

Michelle Marder Kamhi

NAS member Michelle Marder Kamhi responds to the Fine Arts: Brief.

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December 5, 2017

Jihadi Art at John Jay

Peter Wood

Peter Wood reviews an exhibit of art at John Jay College by Guantanamo prisoners.

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December 4, 2017

Peter Wood Reviews "The Square"

National Association of Scholars

Peter Wood reviews Ruben Östlund's new movie on modern art.

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September 13, 2017

Abraham Lincoln, Matchmaker

Peter Wood

NAS President Peter Wood's review of Thomas Klingenstein's new play "If Only…A Love Story." 

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September 16, 2016

And Shrive You of a Thousand Idle Books

Tom Horrell

Lionel Shriver spoke out in favor of free speech for writers—and got censored.

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March 19, 2016

Comic Books in a Liberal Education

David Randall

NAS Director of Communications David Randall discusses the proper role of comic books in a liberal education.

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January 21, 2016

Dear Future Arts Professor

Daniel Asia

Daniel Asia gives advice to future arts and humanities scholars.

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