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april, 2019

09apr6:00 pm7:30 pmUWG's The Other Night School: Icon or Idol: Art and the Second CommandmentWith Dr. Nathan Rees, Assistant Professor of Art

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Event Details

Nathan Rees returns to Newnan by popular demand with a talk on art and religion. 6:00 reception, wine served | 6:30 talk

From ancient Rabbinic writers to Byzantine iconoclasts and Protestant reformers, theologians have interpreted the second commandment in dramatically different ways. Come encounter the contentious history of graven images as we explore how mixing art and religion sparked the Bonfire of the Vanities, landed the painter Veronese before the Inquisition, and resulted in a masterpiece by Michelangelo being painted over.

About The Other Night School: No quizzes or pesky term papers. No parking problems or tuition fees. Just the best university professors, the most captivating lectures, and wine. Come be part of a dynamic learning environment with important, intriguing, and, yes, curious topics of interest to everyone.

Time

(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location

University of West Georgia - Newnan

Organizer

UWG's School of the Arts