What Is Good Art?


The “What Is Good Art?” exhibition explores how we should live, the role that art plays in our lives, and its impact on how we see the world.

The theme for 2017-2018 is “Community.”

This year’s chosen entries, works of art by Duke University students selected by a distinguished panel of experts in art and/or ethics, will be on display as a collective exhibition in the Keohane Kenan Gallery of the West Duke Building.

Monday, April 23, 5:30-7:00 pm

Keohane Kenan Gallery, West Duke Building Hallway, 1364 Campus Drive. Free Parking is available.

What Is Good Art? is sponsored by Team Kenan, the student branch of the Kenan Institute for Ethics.

Past WIGA Events

The 2016 exhibition investigated the intersection of Ethics, Food, & Culture.

The 2015 exhibition explored the theme “Derivatives.”

The 2014 exhibition was presented in the Allen Building. Special thanks to Vice Provost for the Arts Scott Lindroth and his staff for providing us gallery space during the renovation of the West Duke Building. To view an online version of the 2014 exhibition and associated information, click here.

View an online version of the 2013 exhibition and accompanying curation booklet here.

To view the gallery, curation booklet, and learn more about the 2012 What Is Good Art? Exhibition, click here.

View the 2011 What Is Good Art? Exhibition selections and read Team Kenan’s curation booklet here.

See artwork and information related to the 2010 What Is Good Art? Competition and Exhibition here.