I know modern art can be strange and difficult. So, let’s spend a week this summer exploring it. I will be leading a week-long class on modern and contemporary art with the Glen Workshop, sponsored by IMAGE Journal. The workshop takes place June 10-17 at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA.
In addition to my class, Lauren Winner will lead a workshop on sermon writing, Over the Rhine will lead one on song writing, and other workshops will feature memoir writing, painting, and photography. Although I’ll keep you busy during the day, in the evening we’ll hang out with other workshop leaders and participants. Rev. Debbie Blue, one of the founding pastors of House of Mercy in St. Paul, Minnesota, will serve as our chaplain for the week.
Whether you are passionate about modern art or skeptical, expert or novice, artist or theologian, or just curious, this class is for you. I will trace the history and development of modern art through risk, suffering, brokenness, lament, and the quest for justification and redemption. We’ll meet each day throughout the week and I’ll offer lectures, organize discussion sessions, and assign short writing projects. We’ll also explore the relationship between the viewer and the work of art as we tour several art museums in the area.
To register for the workshop, go here. And if you have any questions, contact me at <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Let’s get our modern art on this summer.