Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture
Jan. 27, 2021—Pain, healing and resilience are themes woven into Nashville artist Ashley Mintz’s new online exhibit supported by Vanderbilt Divinity School. The visual collection, "Resilient Souls: We Rest Then We Rise," will run in a fully virtual format Feb. 1–March 12 in celebration and reflection of Black History Month.
Oct. 19, 2020—"Stories of Intersex and Faith," a documentary in which five intersex people offer insight into their extraordinary challenges, will be screened online Oct. 26 with a panel discussion to follow.
Feb. 5, 2020—Vanderbilt Divinity School will display work by artist Michael McBride as part of “Arts in Black History Month.” The exhibit “Intimate Conversations: An Introduction to New Works" will be in the Art Room at the Divinity School through March 14.
Dec. 16, 2019—Vanderbilt Divinity School will host a screening of Cecil B. DeMille’s 1923 silent film "The Ten Commandments" on Jan. 13. The event will take place at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 222 Belle Meade Blvd., at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Feb. 19, 2019—Paper dolls have long been used to emphasize cultural norms regarding femininity and beauty. As often happens, childhood play subtly reinforces society’s notions of the “ideal.” Once these playthings are cast off and one enters adulthood, these romanticized notions should fall out of our conscience as easily as clothes from paper dolls. Yet, somehow, they...
Nov. 8, 2018—Metro bus riders can enjoy children's art with a social justice theme—thanks to Vanderbilt Divinity School students.
Nov. 2, 2018—Stephanie Budwey is Luce Dean’s Faculty Fellow Assistant Professor of the History and Practice of Christian Worship and the Arts.
Apr. 11, 2018—Jelena Bogdanović, a leading historian of medieval art and architecture at Iowa State University, will discuss "The Canopy and the Byzantine Church" April 14 at the Divinity School.
Feb. 12, 2018—The rich Syriac culture, which has faced continued threats of extinction due to ongoing strife in nations such as Syria and Iraq, is featured in an exhibit at Cohen Memorial Hall through March 2.
Jan. 30, 2018—An exhibition by African American artist Omari Booker, whose works include themes of social justice and changing neighborhoods, is on display at Vanderbilt Divinity School through Feb. 28.
Jan. 12, 2018—Key findings on the bodily effects of music during the shared human action of divine worship will be explored during a noon Religion in the Arts talk by Bruce Morrill Jan. 18.
Mar. 15, 2017—"Triptych," an exhibition inspired by the three-panel paintings of early Christian altars, is on display at Vanderbilt Divinity School March 16-April 28.