Sacred Art

On Saturday, September 17, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary [SVOTS] here will host a panel discussion titled “Rethinking Sacred Arts.”  The event, which is open to the public, will feature eleven renowned international scholars and artists and draw upon their expertise in the study, practice, and interpretation of the visual arts, music, rhetoric, and aesthetics.

The panel discussion will top off a weekend-long “Sacred Arts Symposium,” which is the first in a series of events planned between fall 2016 and spring 2018 by the seminary, all of which are a part of its Sacred Arts Initiative [SAI]. SAI events are funded by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation and are designed to explore the seminary’s contribution to the study and practice of the sacred arts.

The prestigious panel will include Father Ivan Moody, Universidade Nova de Lisboa; Gordon Graham, Princeton Theological Seminary; Helen Evans, the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Vasileios Marinis, Yale Divinity School; George Kordis, the University of Athens; Christina Maranci, Tufts University; Annemarie Weyl Carr, Southern Methodist University [Emerita]; Peter Jeffery and Margot Fassler, University of Notre Dame; Judith Wolfe, Saint Andrew’s, Scotland; and Mary Carruthers, New York University [Emerita].  Peter C. Bouteneff, Professor of Systematic Theology at Saint Vladimir’s and SAI Director, will introduce the discussion.

The event will be held in the Metropolitan Philip Auditorium of the John G. Rangos Family Building.  Admission is free.

A flyer is available for downloading on the SVOTS web site.