JERUSALEM & ATHENS SEMINAR
December 28, 2014–January 11, 2015 Orvieto, Italy
The Studio for Art, Faith & History joins forces with the Center for Faith and Inquiry to offer a Seminar that combines the Great Books, Socratic approach of the Center for Faith & Inquiry’s Jerusalem and Athens Forum honors program with the emphasis of the Gordon IN Orvieto semester program on experiencing Great Art and Great Books “in situ”—in their original settings.
Housed in the renovated 13th century monastery that is home to the Gordon IN Orvieto semester program, the Seminar is open to students for credit, to alumni of the JAF honors program and of the Orvieto semester program, and to adult learners.
The Studio for Art, Faith & History is partnering with the First Presbyterian Day School of Macon, GA to host a ten-day seminar July 2–12, 2014 for rising seniors on the theme: “Dante’s Divine Comedy and Luca Signorelli’s frescos of the Final Things in the San Brizio Chapel: Medieval and Renaissance responses to the Classical heritage.”
Light from Light: Photographs by Douglas Gilbert
April 7–14, 2014, Palazzo Simoncelli, Orvieto
The Studio for Art, Faith & History will host an exhibition of what may be the defining exhibition of photographer Douglas Gilbert’s long and distinguished career. The black and white photographs comprising Light from Light seem to testify not to something transitory and ephemeral but to the Real Presence of God. Gilbert’s career spans a long period with LOOK magazine, a body of photographs of the very young Bob Dylan, a stint in the art department of Wheaton College, two books—C.S. Lewis Images of his World, Flannery O’Connor Images of Grace—and recent collections of Gardens of New England, and Italian Light, two bodies of work also exhibited in Orvieto.
In January 2013, the Studio for Art, Faith & History hosted a January-term course on British & American Writers in Italy developed by Dr. Martin Moldenhauer and Gordon Education professor Janis Flint-Ferguson for a group of students from Wisconsin Lutheran College.