This Week at SJC Annapolis

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Art Express Lunchtime Tour at the Mitchell Gallery

Wednesday, September 30, from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum LogoJoin Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg for a lunchtime gallery talk on the “House Proud” exhibition from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. The exhibition, entitled “House Proud: Nineteenth-Century Watercolor Interiors from the Thaw Collection,” examines the evolution of the domestic interior in 19th-century Europe. This exhibition was organized by the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, and explores the origins of the modern home through Eugene (St. John’s College, Class of 1947) and Clare Thaw’s generous gift to the museum of these 47 interior watercolors.

“House Proud: Nineteenth-Century Watercolor Interiors from the Thaw Collection” showcases the Thaw’s collection of 19th-century watercolor drawings, which meticulously detail the era’s interior furnishings and document the social, cultural, and aesthetic development of European domestic life. The collection includes examples of English, German, Russian, French, Italian, and Austrian domestic spaces.

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Lecture to Explore Hegel's Notable Preface in Phenomenology

Friday, October 2 at 8 p.m. in the FSK Auditorium

Andrew Davis, professor at Belmont University, will lecture Friday, October 2, at 8 p.m. in the FSK Auditorium. His lecture, which is free and open to the public is entitled, “Prefacing the Absolute in Hegel's Phenomenology.”

David previews his lecture thus: "Hegel’s preface to the 'Phenomenology of Spirit' begins by stressing that there can be no preface to a system of philosophy. Hegel then goes on to write a preface that is substantially longer than a typical preface. My talk grows out of the resulting question: what is the purpose of the preface to the 'Phenomenology'?

"Hegel’s preface seems to move on from the problem of prefaces after a few paragraphs but in preparation of this talk I became convinced that the problem with prefaces is thematic throughout Hegel’s own preface. I hope to show some reasons why I think this and also say what it indicates for how we might read Hegel’s preface. My paper has three parts which focus on three related problems. The first is the problem with explanations, the second is the problem with propositions. These two problems should help to shed new light on our central problem, the problem with prefaces, which is revealed as the problem of anticipating the absolute."

Community members are invited to attend the question period that follows each lecture. For the full schedule, visit

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