Tag: Art

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    New York’s Yeshiva University Museum has opened an exhibit called “And I Still See Their Faces.” It’s made up primarily of family photographs of members of pre-war Poland’s once thriving Jewish community. Most of those remembered in the photographs did not survive the Holocaust. More

    April 13, 2007 | Comments

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    The exhibition “Prayers and Portraits: Unfolding the Netherlandish Diptych” consists of religious paintings produced under the umbrella of the Roman Catholic Church and spans the 15th and 16th centuries. More

    January 5, 2007 | Comments

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    Like many places across the African continent, the tiny fishing village of Hamburg in South Africa has been devastated by HIV/AIDS. Carol Hofmeyr is the doctor who treated many of the villagers there. She enlisted the women of Hamburg to create a massive altarpiece as a symbol of hope and resurrection. More

    September 15, 2006 | Comments

  • Read an interview with Norwegian jazz musician Tord Gustavsen. More

    May 20, 2005 | Comments

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    For over 50 years, a family of New York City philanthropists has commissioned prominent artists to interpret Passover themes for the extended family’s annual seder, and now some of the remarkable results are available for all to see at the New York Public Library. More

    April 29, 2005 | Comments

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    Matt Diffee is a NEW YORKER cartoonist making people laugh in spite of a lot of competition and rejection. More

    February 2, 2005 | Comments

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    Due to the Qur’an’s ban on all forms of idolatry, Islamic artists have specialized in beautiful writing, intricate designs, and rich materials and colors. More

    November 5, 2004 | Comments

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    Read more from Jeff Sheler’s interview with William Romanowski, professor of communication arts and sciences at Calvin College. More

    April 30, 2004 | Comments

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    Deep in the West African nation of Mali, where the savannah grasslands meet the Sahara, lies Timbuktu. It’s an impoverished town of about 30,000, most of them nomadic traders or subsistence farmers. But Timbuktu is rich in history — long ago, it was a place of high Islamic scholarship, and it still has a million manuscripts to prove it. More

    March 12, 2004 | Comments

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    John Collier is a Texas artist who is making sculptures for St. Peter’s Catholic Church in New York. His life work is religious art, but these sculptures are a tribute to the events of September 11th. More

    September 5, 2003 | Comments

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