A special art exhibition that visualizes the theology of the cross will be on display at the Kristine Kay Hasse Memorial Library on campus through Oct. 19.
The exhibition on the library’s first floor features 36 pieces from contemporary professional artists. The exhibition is available during regular library hours.
From Oct. 3 through Oct. 12:
Monday through Thursday 7 a.m.-10 p.m.;
Friday 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.;
Saturday 1-5 p.m.;
and Sunday 7-10 p.m.
From Oct. 15 through Oct. 19 (Reading Week):
Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.;
and Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
“Art allows us to access, understand, internalize and experience theology in a more fully human way. By engaging our senses and making physical representations of both the horror and the beauty of our condition and redemption, artists offer us an experience that can be rational and intuitive, or even mysteriously beyond cognition, echoing the profundity of the incarnation,” said Sarah Bernhardt, director of the Intersect Arts Center, who curated the exhibition as part of the Seminary’s Theological Symposium held Sept. 18-19.
“The visual arts have been a significant part of the Christian tradition throughout time and I’m grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with the Seminary to explore the visual manifestation of our theology at this moment in history.”
The artwork included in the exhibit is from artists who responded to the symposium theme “The Cross Alone is Our Theology!”
The pieces include oil and acrylic on canvas, digital collage, charcoal on watercolor paper, scratchboard, tempera on wood, stainless steel, digital photography, earthenware, hand dyed and woven cotton and recycled products.
Many of the pieces are available for purchase.
Those attending the exhibition also will experience the newly renovated library, which was dedicated in August after a yearlong $6 million transformation that was part of the Generations Campaign.
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis provides Gospel-centered graduate-level theological education for pastors, missionaries, deaconesses, scholars and other leaders in the name of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). To learn more, visit www.csl.edu.