"Engaging Eliot: Four Quartets in Word, Color, and Sound" Celebration of Art and Faith Opening Lecture and Performance
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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.
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DITA has announced its co-sponsorship of a new Visual Theory and Theology Colloquium.
The mission of the Visual Theory and Theology Colloquium is to cultivate lively conversation and foster community among graduate students interested in visual theory, theology, and additional intersecting fields of research. The group seeks to accomplish this mission by scheduling monthly reading group discussions, holding roundtables, and hosting guest lecturers.
On August 28, Duke Divinity School’s Goodson Chapel was filled to capacity as Duke Initiatives in Theology and Arts presented DITA director Dr. Jeremy Begbie and London-based concert pianist Ms. Cordelia Williams in a two-piano concert featuring Oliver Messiaen’s Visions de l’Amen.
Goodson Chapel, Duke Divinity School
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Duke Initiatives in Theology and Arts will sponsor "A Concert for Two Pianos" featuring Jeremy Begbie, Thomas Langford Research Professor of Theology at Duke Divinity School, and Cordelia Williams, international pianist and fellow at Guildhall School of Music in the United Kingdom, performing "Presto" from Piano Concerto by Maurice Ravel and Visions de l'Amen by Olivier Messiaen.
There also will be an exhibition of photography by members of the Divinity School inspired by the music.
Admission to the concert is free. The concert will be followed by a dessert reception on the Bovender Terrace at the Divinity School.
A recent book co-edited by DITA’s Director Jeremy Begbie has been honored by the Academy of Parish Clergy at their annual conference. Resonant Witness: Conversations between Music and Theology (Eerdmans) was selected by the Academy as one of the Top Ten Books for Parish Ministry published in 2011.
Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts has announced that it has been awarded a grant by the Vice Provost for the Arts and the Council for the Arts to bring two internationally renowned and gifted artists to Duke Divinity School for a two-day residency in the spring semester 2013.
The Duke Initiative in Theology and the Arts is co-sponsoring a brown-bag lunch featuring Jewish artist Debra Band. She will speak about her artistic process, what motivates her as a Jewish artist, and why she creates Judaic artwork. There will be time for questions and discussion.
Band also will speak in an Old Testament course taught by Duke Divinity School Professor Ellen Davis.