Category Archives: Western Art

Rowan Williams talks Jesus art

In 2004 Dr. Rowan Williams, then archbishop of Canterbury, wrote an introduction to the exhibition catalog for “Presence: Images of Christ for the Third Millennium,” reflecting on the challenges inherent to the task of representing Jesus in art and how … Continue reading

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Two unlikely characters sharing the same space

I have tremendous admiration for Ben Quash for the contributions he’s made to the field of Christianity and the arts. As a professor at King’s College in London, his primary research interest is the way in which the arts can … Continue reading

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From my private collection: Wailing Wall: Song for Quin by Steve Prince

Two weeks ago my husband and I moved 400 miles down the East Coast from just outside Boston to just outside Baltimore. In our last few months as New Englanders whenever people asked us, “Where to?” our reply was oftentimes … Continue reading

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Bottle cap Jesus

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Art exhibitions: The Seven Deadly Sins

The Fairfield/Westchester Museum Alliance (FWMA), a group of art institutions in Connecticut and New York, is running an exhibition series this summer and fall on the Seven Deadly Sins. Each of the member institutions is presenting one of the sins. … Continue reading

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The Laureation of Christ

I wrote an Easter meditation for ArtWay, on the marble relief carvings of an early Christian sarcophagus. Check it out! “In the late third century, wealthy Christians started commissioning the carving of marble sarcophagi for use in the catacombs, their … Continue reading

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Holiday ritual in the boyhood home of Jesus

Here meet together the prefiguring day And day prefigured. ‘Eating, thou shalt stand, Feet shod, loins girt, thy road-staff in thine hand, With blood-stained door and lintel,’ — did God say By Moses’ mouth in ages passed away. And now, … Continue reading

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