Since early humans first began to capture their impressions of the world around them in charcoal on the walls of caves, the urge to create art has been bound up in religious and spiritual impulses.
Though modern art addresses secular interests more than in times past, the history of art — whether painting, literature, poetry or music — has been woven into the history of religion.
Four scholars will come together for a panel discussion about the role of Christianity in history and art beginning at 2 p.m. on March 7 in the USAO Ballroom as part of the 7th Annual Emerson-Wier Liberal Arts Symposium at the University of Science and Arts.
In a world of manufactured pop idols and half-hit wonders, who bothers to learn how to sing anymore?
Just south of the Red River, the Texas Boys Choir maintains a time-honored tradition of training boys in the art of choral singing through adulthood. The result is what composer Igor Stravinsky referred to as “the best boys choir in the world.”
The Texas Boys Choir is scheduled to perform beginning at 7:30 p.m. on March 1 in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium as part of the Davis Waldorf Performing Arts Series.
In a nation torn apart by secession and the Civil War, Kentucky found itself in an unenviable position.
“Kentucky was a slave-holding state, deeply immersed in the culture of the South and yet, it had strong financial interests that were dependent on its continued interaction with the Union,” says Dr. James Finck, assistant professor of American history.
Finck explores Kentucky’s unique position in his latest book, Divided Loyalties: Kentucky’s Struggle for Armed Neutrality in the Civil War. Finck is scheduled to deliver a presentation on his book beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 20 in room 124 of Davis Hall.