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 distinguished Japanese-American artist Makoto Fujimura, and Boston-based artist and teacher Bruce Herman have been collaborating with DITA director Jeremy Begbie  to produce a new body of painting in response to T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets. The paintings will be exhibited in Duke Chapel from January 28 to February 10, 2013, as part of an extended tour beginning in the fall of 2012. The opening of the exhibition will be held in Duke Chapel on the evening of January 28, and will include a newly commissioned piano quintet by composer Christopher Theofanidis.
The artists’ 2013 residency will take place on January 29-30, 2013. Makoto Fujimura and Bruce Herman bring a wealth of interdisciplinary and cross-cultural experiences to this opportunity to engage in the rich dialogue between faith and the visual arts.