"Engaging Eliot: Four Quartets in Word, Color, and Sound" Celebration of Art and Faith Opening Lecture and Performance

Monday, January 28, 2013 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Duke Chapel
Christina Carnes, or (479) 366-2350

Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts (DITA) at Duke Divinity School will present "Engaging Eliot: Four Quartets in Word, Color, and Sound," a multi-faceted celebration of art and faith exploring the poetry of T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets. This set of poems by Eliot are considered a masterpiece of modern English literature that transcends its particular era and social location to inspire new generations of creative and spiritual thinkers.

The centerpiece of the celebration will be a grand exhibition of paintings (QU4RTETS) mounted in Duke Chapel and created by internationally known artists Makoto Fujimura and Bruce Herman. The exhibition will be open to the public Jan. 28 – Feb. 9 from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily.

The Jan. 28 opening night of the exhibition will feature a performance of Christopher Theofanidis’s quintet, "Stillpoint," a piece commissioned in collaboration with the visual artists’ work. Other events will surround these presentations, including a colloquium on Eliot, art, and faith organized by Jeremy Begbie, director of DITA and the Thomas A. Langford Research Professor of Theology at the Divinity School.

The celebration is open to the Divinity School and Duke University communities. Due to the generosity of supporters, all events are free.

Advance registration is highly recommended.

Click here to register.