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Concerning the Sacred in Art

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Concerning the Sacred in Art
Curated by: Maureen Riley

2407 W. 111th St.
Chicago, IL 60655
March 19th, 2013 - April 8th, 2013

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http://www.beverlyartcenter.org
COUNTRY:  
Other (outside main areas)
EMAIL:  
bac@beverlyartcenter.org
PHONE:  
773/445-3838
OPEN HOURS:  
Mon-fri: 9:00am - 9:00pm , Sat: 9:00am - 6:00pm , Sun: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
Saint Xavier University

DESCRIPTION

The theme of the exhibition is concerning the sacred in art. What kind of role does religion play in modern society? How and why has the function of religious faith changed over time? In today’s global society and culture, are people turning toward religion or losing faith? I am seeking to exhibit works which explore both positions: that individuals remain intimately connected to religious faith and the stance that religion is becoming a less significant value in post-Christian culture.


This juried show will bring together visual artists to create a dialogue, to serve as a platform to address issues involving the sacred, and to provide a vehicle to explore how individuals value religion and faith in contemporary culture. The exhibition will also provide an opportunity to promote intellectual discourse and reflection far beyond the gallery, as a panel discussion involving scholars from a wide range of academic disciplines will take place during the course of the exhibition to lead a conversation on the topic.