Gregory Wolfe on “Art: For Whose Sake?”

September 15, 2013

On Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 7:30 P.M., Gregory Wolfe, editor of Image Journal, spoke on the question “Art: For Whose Sake?” at the NYU Catholic Center, 238 Thompson St., New York City. More than 250 people attended the lecture. Mr. Wolfe spoke about the historical, anthropological, and theological origins of art, analyzing the purpose and meaning of the artistic event from a variety of angles. The video of Mr. Wolfe’s talk will be available presently at the Catholic Artists Society website. Mr. Wolfe’s talk was the first in a series hosted by the Catholic Artists Society and the Thomistic Institute, entitled The Art of the Beautiful: Foundations for a Catholic Understanding of the Arts. The monthly series of talks explores the nature of art, beauty, and their place in the social order. A reception followed the talk, after which Compline (Night Prayer) was sung in the NYU Catholic Center Chapel. For the schedule of the remaining talks, click here.

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