Submitted by Aimée Froom:
A Conversational Exchange about the Symbolic Role of Light in World Faiths, Art, and Cultures
Presented by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston via Zoom
Saturday, April 24 at 3 PM
Register HERE to attend.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents a virtual conversation about light. For centuries around the globe, light has been used as a metaphor for intangible forces, for the belief in a higher power, and for a deeper meaning beyond what can be perceived by the eye alone. Presented in conjunction with the Museum’s World Faiths Initiative, this online event brings together three distinguished scholars from around the globe:
David Leslie, Executive Director of Houston’s Rothko Chapel; Navina Haidar, Nasser Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah Curator in Charge of the Department of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum; and the museum’s own James Clifton, Director, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation and Curator, Renaissance and Baroque Painting. Paula Sanders, Director of Rice University’s Boniuk Institute, will moderate the conversation.
The World Faiths Initiative seeks to highlight themes of faith, religion, and spirituality in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Focusing on the many expressions of faith in these collections, the initiative honors the diverse communities of Houston and inspires connections among cultures and beliefs.
The World Faiths Initiative is made possible by a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.