About the Virtual Art Museum
Philosophy at the Virtual Art Museum fosters philosophical discussions using works of art from genres like landscape or portraiture and styles of art like abstraction. The questions for each work of art will spark discussion on issues in a variety of different philosophical areas, such as the philosophy of mind and ethics as well as the philosophy of art. Our teacher’s guide offers advice on how to use this site in the classroom.
Philosophy@The Virtual Art Museum was originally created by Tom Wartenberg at Mt. Holyoke College, with help from advisors Samuel Scheer (Windsor High School, Windsor, CT), Christine Onofrey (Windsor High School, Windsor, CT), Ellen Reich (Amherst Regional High School, Amherst, MA) and Allison Cohen (Langley High School, Langley, VA). The original site was built by Emma Kennedy (Mount Holyoke College Class of 2016) and Emily Lankiewicz (Mount Holyoke College Class of 2017) with help from Tom Wartenberg, Amber Welch, and Chrissa Lindahl.
Philosophy at the Virtual Art Museum’s new virtual home at the Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University launched in 2022.