About Lambert Zuidervaart

Lambert Zuidervaart is Professor of Philosophy at the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto and a member of the graduate faculties in theology and philosophy at the University of Toronto. He was recently appointed as Director of ICS’s Centre for Philosophy, Religion, and Social Ethics. An accomplished musician and writer, Lambert is a founding member of the Toronto Beach Chorale. Before moving to Toronto, Lambert and his wife Joyce Recker were active participants in cultural life of Grand Rapids for 17 years: Joyce as a practicing visual artist and Lambert as board member and president of the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts. His recent books include Art in Public (2011), Dog-Kissed Tears (2010), Social Philosophy after Adorno (2007), and Artistic Truth (2004).

For more information see Lambert’s Faculty page at ICS.

Other publications by Lambert related to Art In Public include an essay, derived primarily from chapter 3, is available online “Art in Public: An Alternative Case for Government Arts Funding” in The Other Journal.


Earlier essays that evolved into chapters 8 and 9, respectively:
•    Zuidervaart, Lambert. “Creative Border Crossing in New Public Culture.” In Literature and the Renewal of the Public Sphere, pp. 206-224. Edited by Susan VanZanten Gallagher and Mark D. Walhout. London: Macmillan Press; New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000.
•    Zuidervaart, Lambert. “Postmodern Arts and the Birth of a Democratic Culture.” In The Arts, Community and Cultural Democracy, pp. 15-39. Edited by Lambert Zuidervaart and Henry Luttikhuizen. London: Macmillan Press; New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000.

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