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Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture

‘Arts in Black History Month’ gallery at Divinity School open through March 14

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.

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Vanderbilt to screen silent film ‘The Ten Commandments’ with live organist Jan. 13

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.

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Patterns: Visual artist Alicia Henry challenges conventions of femininity

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...

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Commuter Collective celebrates children’s art on Nashville buses

Nov. 8, 2018—Metro bus riders can enjoy children's art with a social justice theme—thanks to Vanderbilt Divinity School students.

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New faculty: Stephanie Budwey

Nov. 2, 2018—Stephanie Budwey is Luce Dean’s Faculty Fellow Assistant Professor of the History and Practice of Christian Worship and the Arts.

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Alum’s research on Byzantine architecture paired with Divinity student project

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.

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Role of Syriac culture in religious history focus of exhibit

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.

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Religion in the Arts features works by Nashville artist Omari Booker

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.

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Bruce Morrill to discuss vital role of music in worship rituals

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.

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‘Triptych’ challenges cultural perceptions of self and others

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.

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Future leaders learn how to ‘play’ in Vanderbilt class

Mar. 7, 2017—Playful practices that include the art of juggling are central to Play, Subversion and Change, a class geared toward Divinity School students preparing to lead communities of faith and learning.

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‘Invictus’ art exhibition inspired by Vanderbilt student’s African American studies

Jan. 25, 2017—An art exhibition inspired by a Vanderbilt undergraduate student's course work in African American history will be hosted by Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture at the Divinity School.

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