October 11, December 13, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Moderated by Dr. J. Larry Allums
In his influential work Ars Poetica, or The Art of Poetry (19 BCE), the Roman poet Horace advised his fellow poets to blend sweetness and usefulness (dulce et utile), in order both to delight and to instruct the reader. Horace’s famous formula might also apply to the Institute’s Friday Night Salon, during which we come together in a circle for civil discourse about important and interesting topics, whether from art, history, philosophy, literature, or the daily news. We are delighted to learn from each other in a generous exchange of knowledge and informed opinion–listening to, questioning, agreeing or disagreeing with our fellow “salonistas,” as one member described the group. If you yearn for open eyes and ears, goodwill, and insight–not to mention good food and beverage–you should join us on the second Fridays of October and December.
$35, $30 Members, $14 Educator Members