Taurean J. Webb, 2021-22 Fellow in Conflict and Peace with the Religion, Conflict and Peace Initiative at HDS, presented a collaborative art exhibition called “Ye Shall Inherit the Earth & Faces of the Divine” at a virtual event sponsored by the Religion and Public Life.
Jessica Rosenberg, MDiv '20, has sprinkled pieces of relevant text, in both Hebrew and English, throughout a new exhibit at the Osher Marin JCC in the Bay Area to root the artists’ thematic explorations to their biblical basis.
"Historically, art has expressed faith and religion. At times in history, when a lot of folks didn’t read, art provided the narrative and the message of the Bible, Koran, etc," says MTS candidate and artist Denise Penizzotto.
Ann Braude, director of the Women's Studies in Religion Program, explores the importance of spirituality in modern art and its influence in the work of twentieth-century abstract artists Vicci Sperry and Hilma af Klint.
Some people think that politics and art don’t mix. Impose a political message, they say, and art becomes contrived and manipulative. Bring too much art to politics and it becomes unserious and impractical.