News & Events,Fall 2020

Wednesday 11/18/2020


Seph Rodney: The Difficulty with Beauty

Seph Rodney: The Difficulty with Beauty

followed by a conversation with department chair David Levi Strauss

November 19th at 6:30 p.m. EST


This conversation and talk will focus on Rodney's encounters with that which he considers beautiful in art, thinking about the challenges these encounters present, how such beauty might provoke to jealousy or to shrink in our own estimations of ourselves, or might make us wonder at our capacities to honor beauty and give it a place in our lives.

Seph Rodney, PhD, is the opinions editor and managing editor of the Sunday Edition for Hyperallergic and has written for the New York TimesCNNMSNBC, and other publications. He is featured on the podcast The American Age. His book The Personalization of the Museum Visit was published by Routledge in 2019. In 2020 he won the Rabkin Arts Journalism Prize. Find him at