About Us

The Arts of Liberty Project is an online, interdisciplinary resource for teachers and students of the liberal arts and liberal education. Our resources include lesson plans for entire courses the classical liberal arts of logic, rhetoric, arithmetic, geometry, and astronomy as well as study guides for great books on mathematics, natural science, literature, history, politics, philosophy, and theology.

Our Art and Architecture image library includes hundreds of high-quality images of art and architecture as these relate to the tradition of liberal education, ideal for helping situate the student of the liberal arts with an understanding of time and place.

The History of Education Timeline includes images, text, video clips, and other supporting materials that tell the story of education in the Western tradition and contextualize that story within the larger scope of world history.

Designed principally for educators, our teaching resources include lesson plans, reading outlines, questions for discussion, study guides, paper topics, exams, etc. that will be of use to anyone seeking to acquire a knowledge of the liberal arts and the great books for themselves, or to teach the same to others. The entire web site is a collaborative effort, involving scholars from around the world who are actively engaged in liberal education at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

What We Offer

Liberal Arts Courses

In the Liberal Arts section of the website, we have lesson plans for complete, one- or two-semester courses on the liberal arts. These lesson plans could be used in many different ways. Use them as a basis for a new college-level course on one of the liberal arts; use them piecemeal as modules within existing courses; or use them to enrich your own education.

Great Books Study Guides

Although there is no set canon of “great books,” there are certain conspicuous works that typically make everyone’s list—Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, Plato’s Republic, Virgil’s Aeneid, Augustine’s Confessions, Dostoyevsky’s Brothers Karamazov, and so on. Our study guides help you and your students delve more deeply into “the best that has been thought and said.”

Art and Architecture Galleries

The Arts of Liberty Project includes a wide variety of images from around the world because of the importance of art and architecture to the Great Tradition. The great works of art and architecture of the Western world are an integral part of our attempt to pursue and to embrace the true, the good, and the beautiful.

Our Team

Let every sluice of knowledge be opened and set a-flowing. John Adams
Truth is great and its effectiveness endures. Ptahhotpe
The beginning is the most important part of the work. Plato
Know thyself. Delphic Oracle
The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education. Plutarch
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