Art and Belief: A Symposium

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 9:00 AM—4:00 PM
Art and Belief: A Symposium

Friday, September 24, 2021 | BYU Museum of Art Auditorium

A symposium that explores the relationship of art, belief, and practice for Latter-day Saints.

Program:

9 – 10:15 AM | “Theological Perspectives”
Anthony Sweat: Finding the Truth in Art
James Faulconer: Latter-day Saint versus Christian Perspectives
Kimberly Johnson: On Theological Aesthetics

10:15 – 10:30 AM | Break

10:30 AM – 12 PM | “Critical Understanding”
Comments on specific works from: Heather Belnap, Travis Anderson, Catherine Taylor, Jeremy Grimshaw.
Introduction to Touch Our Eyes exhibition: Christiane Ramsey and Melanie Allred

12 – 1 PM | Lunch break

1 – 3:50 PM | “Representing Vision: Scholars and Artists in Conversation”
Joe Spencer and Caitlin Connolly
Megan Jones and Jeff Parkin
George Handley and Steven Peck

Exhibit: “Touch Our Eyes”
Lee Library Auditorium Gallery
Curated by Christiane Ramsey and Melanie Allred

Organized by the Center for Latter-day Saint Arts and the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship.


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