Explore the debate and science of Arts.

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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April 28, 2014

High Art Deserves a High Place in Higher Education

Peter Wood

Will the fine arts ever feel like native inhabitants of the university, or will they always be little guests?

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February 27, 2014

Ars Gratia Artis?

Marilee Turscak

Despite the fact that many art donors forbid the sale of their art, some university officials believe that flailing institutions can only stay afloat if they sell their collections.

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