Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture Archives
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.
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.
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.
Dec. 12, 2016—A $1 million grant from The Henry Luce Foundation will establish the Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative at Vanderbilt Divinity School, to be directed by Dean Emilie M. Townes.
Sep. 2, 2016—An exhibition by master printmaker Jesse Shaw will open Sept. 22 at Vanderbilt Divinity School with a public gallery talk and reception from 4 to 6 p.m.
Apr. 14, 2016—Artists and social justice activists will come together at Vanderbilt Divinity School for an April 22–23 public conference to consider best practices and performances to create equitable change in Nashville.
Feb. 18, 2016—Bill Ivey will discuss the role of cultural heritage and creative practice in sustaining a high quality of life during a Religion in the Arts conversation Feb. 25 at Vanderbilt Divinity School.
Nov. 13, 2015—Thomas Merton's legacy as an influential Catholic author, artist and advocate for peace and civil rights will be celebrated at Vanderbilt the first week of December with events that include jazz and poetry performances.