In My Lifetime: An African American Perspective
February 1 - 28, 2018
In observation of Black History Month, Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture is pleased to partner with the Kelly Miller Smith Institute on Black Church Studies to present an exhibition of paintings and mixed-media works from Nashville artist Omari Booker. Gallery hours to be announced here shortly.
“Lock my body, can’t trap my mind.” -Jay-Z
"Ritual's Musicality: Music as Innate to Bodies at Worship" by Dr. Bruce T. Morrill, S.J.
January 18, 2018 - Noon to 1PM - Room G-20 (Divinity ground floor)
Whereas people widely recognize from experience that music enlivens Christian liturgy and other types of corporate worship, explaining and exploiting scientifically and theologically why that is the case has proven a difficult—but increasingly rewarding—challenge. This lecture will review key findings on the bodily effects (as opposed to simply attending to the texts and language) of ritual song, as well as silence, as these prove constitutive of the shared human action of divine worship.
Invictus: 20 works Celebrating African Americans' Pursuit of Freedom and Will to Survive
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Read ‘Invictus’ art exhibition inspired by Vanderbilt student’s African American studies
February 2 - February 24, 2017
Weekly Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from Noon to 2PM - Room G-20 (ground floor Divinity)
and by appointment (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 2, 2017; 3-7PM - Room G-20 (ground floor Divinity)
Closing Reception: February 22, 2017; Noon - 2PM - Black Cultural Center (Vanderbilt campus)
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