Sacred Traditions and the Arts

Seminar

Thursday 11 October, 2012
18.00 – 19.30, Research Forum South Room

Invisible Cathedral: Reconsidering the Sacred in Today’s Art Museum

Speaker: Dr Michaela Giebelhausen (University of Essex)

Helen Sutherland, Patron and Collector: Art and Sacrament in the Fells

Speaker: Professor Frances Spalding CBE (Newcastle University)


Ben Nicholson, Pothmeor BeachBen Nicholson, Pothmeor Beach, 1928


Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Professor Ben Quash (King’s College London) and Dr Ayla Lepine (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

The seminar on Sacred Traditions and the Arts is a joint venture between the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at King’s and The Courtauld. It seeks to place researchers in dialogue who are working on any aspect of the sacred and visual culture. It is open to all scholars and students who have an interest in exploring the intersections of religion and art regardless of period, geography or tradition.

On 11th October, Dr Michaela Giebelhausen will present a paper titled Invisible Cathedral: Reconsidering the Sacred in Today’s Art Museum. Professor Frances Spalding will speak on Helen Sutherland, Patron and Collector: Art and Sacrament in the Fells. These papers both explore the boundaries of sacred experience and sacrament in relation to institutional and personal contexts. Art collecting, display strategies, and the importance of space and place will be foregrounded in relation to modern Europe.

There will be ample time for discussion and questions following the papers. The event will be concluded by an informal reception.

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