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The Religious Experience of Mark Rothko

Can art and the experience of art be divine? Mark Rothko’s No. 2 offers alternative ways to think about religion. A Smart Sightings reflection offered in collaboration with the Divinity School’s Martin Marty Center. 

Caught Between Text and Image

The juxtaposition of paintings by Il Pordenone and Noël Hallé reflects the conceit of the exhibition: the value and dangers of comparison. A Smart Sightings reflection offered in collaboration with the Divinity School’s Martin Marty Center. 

How to Fake a Josef Albers

Second-year undergraduate Sarah Thau investigates the materials, techniques, and provenance of Josef Albers’s Homage to the Square. 

Unfurling Color

In an often bloody and fiery world, we must ask how beauty and devastation are construed, how color and valuation are apprehended, and how these considerations will inform us. A Smart Sightings reflection on Sam Gilliam’s Rim, offered in collaboration with the Divinity School’s Martin Marty Center. 

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