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Events This Semester

December 2nd - February 25th

A Hidden Wholeness: The Zen Photography of Thomas Merton

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Click here for more details about Thomas Merton Centenary Celebration events.

Gallery Hours for the Thomas Merton Exhibit:
Monday - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Friday - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.


February 25th, 3-4 PM

A Conversation with Bill Ivey

bill ivey

On Thursday, February 25th (3-4PM in G-20) Bill Ivey brings his professional perspective as past chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (1998 – 2001), director of the Country Music Foundation (1971 – 1998), and twice elected Chairman of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences to engage conversation on the role of religion and churches in the protection of America’s expressive culture.  With his books Arts, Inc. and  Handmaking America: A Back-to-Basics Pathway to a Revitalized American Democracy as a backdrop, Ivey will converse with attendees on how religious communities might support society's valuation of its artists, the creation of expressive culture, and the resistance to the ownership of America’s culture by corporate interests.  This event is free and open to the public.


Co-sponsored by Poiesis and Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture


March 1st, 4-5 PM

Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter 
Mary Gauthier

You are warmly invited to join the Songwriting From a Theological Perspective class for a special session with Mary Gauthier.  Gauthier will discuss her forthcoming book on Yale University Press and her songs such as “Mercy Now,” which, like Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” has become embraced popularly as a “secular hymn.”
“To be affected by these songs, you don’t have to know anything of Gauthier’s backstory (Louisiana orphan addict chef turned sober troubadour), the respect she commands across gender lines in the Americana scene, or the heavyweight catalog she’s built out of unflinching introspection and Southern Gothic-shaded storytelling.”   NPR Music
“…Louisiana-raised Mary Gauthier has become one of Americana music’s most admired artists—across the U.S. and around the world.” Wall Street Journal

April 22nd, 7 PM

"I Sing The Beloved Community"

i sing the beloved community

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