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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, launched in 2013, is 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. 

The series also offers an opportunity to showcase the talents and expertise of faculty with a personal or scholarly interest in the selected subject in a relaxed, cocktail party environment. The series has featured fine art, music, dance, popular culture and socially engaged art and exhibitions.

Spring 2019 Catholic Artistic Imagination Conversation: Thomas Merton: Dialogues with Silence 
Dr. Zvonimir Nagy, associate professor of music, will present an original  musical composition based on prayers and drawings from Dialogues with Silence, a book by Thomas Merton, a 20th century Catholic priest and Trappist monk. The new composition is scored for baritone voice, flute, percussion, and multimedia.

Merton was a prolific author and social activist who championed spirituality, civil rights and peace.  Nagy describes his project as " "a series of musical and spiritual dialogues that are informed by faith and infused with human creativity, and situated between the silence of our innermost being, and the sound of our humanity."

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019
4:30- 6 p.m.
Genesius Theater
Performance and Reception


Fall 2018 Catholic Artistic Imagination Conversation: ROMERO: THE MOVIE
Oscar Romero

In anticipation of the canonization of Blessed Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, The Center for Catholic Faith and Culture invites you to learn more about the courageous life and brutal assassination of this champion of social justice. We hope you can join us!

Wednesday, Oct. 10
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Union Nite Spot Movie Room
Lunch provided
RSVP: Oct. 10: Romero--The Movie


Catholic Artistic Imagination Brochure

See past CAI events.