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Social Protest Art and the Work of Georges Rouault

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Watch the recording HERE.

Nicholas Wolterstorff will explore social protest art: how it works and why the art establishment has been so critical of the tradition of social protest art, while considering Rouault’s Miserere et Guerre and other significant works.

The lecture is co-sponsored by Duke Initiatives in Theology & the Arts and the Center for Christianity and Scholarship.

This is the final event in conjunction with tandem exhibitions of Miserere et Guerre hosted by the Nasher Museum of Art, Duke Chapel, and Duke Initiatives in Theology & the Arts. Miserere et Guerre is a series of 58 intaglio prints by French artist Georges Rouault (1871-1958). Miserere, which focuses on Christ’s redemptive sacrifice and the call for his disciples to journey with him to the cross, is being shown in Duke Chapel March 5 through April 16. Guerre, highlighting scenes that illustrate the plight of refugees and the devastations of war, is being shown at the Nasher Museum of Art March 18 through July 23.

 Click here for more information on the exhibition.

Nicholas Wolterstorff (Retired in June 2002) was Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Theology, and has taught at Yale since 1989. Previously, he taught at Calvin College, the Free University of Amsterdam, and the University of Notre Dame and has been visiting professor at several institutions. He has received many fellowships, including ones from the NEH and the Danforth Endowment. He is past President of the American Philosophical Association (Central Division) and serves on its publication and executive committees. He is on the editorial boards of Faith and Philosophy; Topics in Philosophy; and is also General Editor of the Supplementary Textbook Project of the Christian College Coalition and a member of the evaluation panels for the NEH. In addition to numerous articles, he has written the following books: Religion and the Schools; On Universals; Reason within the Bounds of Religion; Art in Action; Works and Worlds of Art; Education for Responsible Action; Until Justice and Peace Embrace; Faith and Rationality (co-author); Rationality in the Calvinian Tradition (co-author); Lament for a Son; and Keeping Faith: Talks for New Faculty. In upcoming years, he will be the Wilde Lecturer at Oxford University and the Gifford Lecturer at St. Andrew’s University.



March 30
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Nasher Museum of Art
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