Theology and the Arts

Artist Ethan Jackson to Speak about his ‘Camera Obscura’ Art Exhibit on Display in Cloister Walk

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Westbrook Building and Goodson Chapel
roger.loyd@duke.edu

Artist Ethan Jackson will speak and answer questions about his pinhole camera exhibit, "Camera Obscura," that will be on display in the Westbrook hallway (the Cloister Walk) beginning March 7-8 and throughout the spring semester.

The talk begins in Goodson Chapel at 3:30 p.m.

The art exhibit is sponsored by the Art, Art History & Visual Studies Department at Duke, and co-sponsored by the Arts and Aesthetics Committee of Duke Divinity School. It is one of nine art projects that the committee has been working on for display in in the school over the last year.

 



Melvin Butler on Crossing Boundaries with Music

Interview with Professor/Jazz Saxophonist Melvin Butler
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The body of Christ is an extraordinarily diverse place, and music has great potential to reach people in the midst of their differences, says the ethnomusicologist and jazz saxophonist.

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Spring 2012 Arts Exhibit

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

New Creation Arts Group calling for submissions to exhibit on food and faith.

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2011 Juried Arts Show winning entry, Franciscan Sandwich, Breaking Bread, by student Tyler MahoneyThe New Creation Arts Group is calling for submissions from students, faculty, staff, alumni, and immediate family members for Duke Divinity School’s Spring 2012 Juried Arts Exhibit by March 16.

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RESCHEDULED: Professor Jeremy Begbie's Inaugural Lecture/Performance

Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 7:00pm

dona@dmccullagh.co.uk

Duke Divinity School professor Jeremy Begbie's inaugural lecture/performance has been rescheduled from Feb. 23, 2012 until spring 2013. He is the Thomas A. Langford Research Professor of Theology.

More information will be announced later.

Illuminating Messiaen Photography Contest

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012
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Illuminating Messiaen

The winners of a contest to create an artistic response to Messiaen's Visions de l'Amen have been announced.

Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts (DITA) has announced the winners of “Illuminating Messiaen,” the photography competition inspired by Oliver Messiaen’s Visions de l’Amen.

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"Theology and the Arts: Conversations and Film” with Hollywood Screenwriter, Director and Producer Randall Wallace

Monday, February 6, 2012 - 7:00pm
0014 Westbrook Building, Duke Divinity School
Carol Rush at crush@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3456

Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts at Duke Divinity School will present "Theology and the Arts: Conversations and Film with Randall Wallace,” T’71, an acclaimed screenwriter, director, producer, and songwriter. He will share film clips, as well as discuss faith and storytelling at the free public discussion.

Wallace came to prominence by writing the screenplay for the 1995 film Braveheart, which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay and a Writers Guild of America award for Best Screenplay Adapted Directly for the Screen. His other films include The Man in the Iron Mask, Pearl Harbor, We Were Soldiers, and Secretariat.

The Duke alumnus, who also studied for a year in the M.Div. program at the Divinity School, has served as a member of the Divinity School Board of Visitors.

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"Performing Transcendence: Thoughts on Musical Blackness, the Holy Spirit, and Jazz Improvisation" with Melvin L. Butler

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
York Reading Room, Duke Divinity Library
emoyer@div.duke.edu or carole.baker@duke.edu

The Office of Black Church Studies and Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts at Duke Divinity School will sponsor a public lecture, "Performing Transcendence: Thoughts on Musical Blackness, the Holy Spirit, and Jazz Improvisation," by Melvin L.Butler, assistant professor of music at the University of Chicago.

A reception will follow the lecture.

"The Spirit of David: Negotiating Faith and Masculinity in Black Gospel Performance" with Melvin L. Butler

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room
emoyer@div.duke.edu or carole.baker@duke.edu

The Office of Black Church Studies and the Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts will sponsor a public lecture, "The Spirit of David: Negotiating Faith and Masculinity in Black Gospel Performance," by Melvin L. Butler, assistant professor of music at the University of Chicago.

Lunch will not provided.

Cambridge Holy Week Program Announced

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Duke Divinity School members are invited to celebrate Easter in Cambridge, England, with a full program of concerts and services during Holy Week, as part of the Duke-Cambridge Collaboration. 

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Duke Divinity School members are invited to celebrate Easter in Cambridge England with a full program of concerts and services during Holy Week, as part of the Duke-Cambridge Collaboration. 

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A Beginner's Guide to Messiaen

Ideas to spark your photographic imagination
Thursday, October 27, 2011

If you are tempted to enter DITA's Illuminating Messiaen photo competition but are unsure how or where to begin, look no further than DITA's Messiaen 101.

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Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts has released Messiaen 101 (pdf), a beginner's guide to Messiaen, to help support the photography competition and exhibition the group is sponsoring.

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