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Catholic Artistic Imagination

Beautiful art. Interesting conversation.
That's the recipe for Catholic Artistic Imagination events.

The Catholic Artistic Imagination Series celebrates the social, communicative, and humanizing power of the arts. This series, now in its fifth year, was designed to explore the idea of Catholic artistic imagination through appreciation of art that is informed by Catholic faith as well as by reflection on other art from a Catholic perspective. Join us for  our next event.


The Social and Political Power of Satire

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
4- 5:30 p.m.  l Union 613

Previous events in the series focused on visual and musical forms of art. With our upcoming event, we will explore the artistic genre of satire. Using ridicule, exaggeration, irony and sarcasm, satire exposes human vices, folly and corruption for the purpose of social criticism and reform. Instances of satire used within and against religious traditions abound.

Political cartoons are one of the most popular examples of satire. Award-winning editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers, whose work is regularly featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The New York Times, The Washington Post and USA Today, will share his expertise on the topic and discuss how he finds inspiration for his work.

Join us for drinks, hors d'oeuvres and thought-provoking conversation. Space is limited. RSVP by Nov. 10 to duq.edu/CAI-satire.