Spring 2013: Sacred Work

Sacred Texts, Critical Engagement, and Vocation

In the spring quarter, the 2012–13 Bannan Institute will attend to the ways in which critical engagement with sacred texts and traditions is relevant to the work of a Jesuit, Catholic university. The Bannan Institute will offer a series of public conversations, lectures, and events in which persons of diverse religious and secular traditions are invited to reflect upon how sacred texts are significant to their lives and make meaning of their work.

Dialoguing with Sacred Texts

An Exhibit of Sacred Texts Past, Present, and Future

by Michelle Townsend |

Open to the public daily from 9 am until 7 pm thru June 30, 2013

Archives and Special Collections Reading Room,
Library and Learning Commons | MAP

This exhibit brings together contemporary artists working in a variety of media to engage the unfolding dynamic of sacred texts. Works incorporate an array of sacred texts and highlight interventions, alterations, and adaptations of such materials. Ancient and contemporary sacred books and objects from diverse traditions are also included in the exhibit to enhance an understanding of the transpotency of sacred texts across time and traditions. The exhibit highlights the work of Renée Billingslea, Mel Day, Meg Hitchcock, Thomas Ingmire, and others.

Co-sponsored with Archives and Special Collections
Curated by Michelle Townsend

 
First Writing

The First Writing, Cari Ferraro

Qu'ran Sura

Qu'ran Sura #34 Panel A, Sandow Birk

Shoonya

Shoonya (detail), Meg Hitchcock

Opening Reception

February 21, 2013 | 5:00-7:00 PM
Archives and Special Collections, Library and Learning Commons

Please join us as we open Dialoguing with Sacred Texts: An Exhibit of Sacred Texts Past, Present, and Future. Curator, Michelle Townsend will offer an overview of the exhibit and many of the exhibited artists will be on hand for conversation and comment.

Artists' Reflection Panel: Making Meaning through Mystery and Community, Text and Context

May 23, 2013 | 4:30-6:00 PM
Archives and Special Collections Reading Room, Library and Learning Commons

Contributing artists from the 2012-2013 Bannan Institutes exhibit -- Dialoguing with Sacred Texts: An Exhibit of Sacred Texts Past, Present, and Future -- will reflect on their creative processes and the meaning and mystery of their work with sacred texts.

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Dialoguing with Sacred Texts
This exhibit brings together contemporary artists, working in a variety of media, to engage the unfolding dynamic of sacred texts.

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