Sunday, July 3, 2011

RELIGIOUS ART | TALK OF WEEK

AOA NEWS
By Tahlib
AOA PICK OF WEEK:
"Esther's scroll" is just one of the many artifacts on display at the Oklahoma Museum of Art's current exhibit on the Holy Bible, and Alpha Omega Arts will be there this week to see it with you (Sign-up now). Americans are also talking about (Comments online, Sunday only):
  1. Should only Muslims display and create Islamic art? (Comment online)
  2. Why did Marc Chagall emphasize the Jewish identity of Lazarus? (Comment online)
  3. If Jesus was killed today, would it be in an Electric Chair? (Comment online)
Below is the rest of this week's best in religious & spiritual art news. The stories are grouped by the five largest faith traditions, with "related news" as an additional category.

BUDDHIST ART:
HINDU ART:
  • Inking Masterpiece Since the 16th Century in India (The Hindu)
  • Sacred Spaces: Inside DC's Hindu Temple (CNN)
  • Art Review: Brooklyn Museum’s Blue Vishnu Show (Brooklyn Paper)
ISLAMIC ART:
JEWISH ART:
CHRISTIAN ART:
  • Book Review: "Long Gone" (Miami Herald)
  • Capturing INNO-Sense at the LYN House (AOA News)
  • Catholic "Treasures of Heaven" in England (The Independent)
  • Brad Pitt is God in "Tree of Life" (Wall Street Journal)
  • 30th Anniversary of the Apparitions of Mary in Bosnia (All Voices)
  • Andy Warhol’s Electric Chairs Join the Cross in a Lutheran Church (Art Newspaper)
  • Video: Henri Matisse Gallery at the Vatican, Opens After 30 Yrs (Gloria TV)
  • Gold, Jewels Adorn Exhibits of Sacred Body Parts in London (Bloomberg)
  • Religious Art Stolen from Connecticut Church (News 8 NTNH)
  • Masterpieces on Paper at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam (ArtDaily)
  • INSPIRE ME! Artist, Francisco Goya (AOA News)
  • Museum of Biblical Art's July Celebrations of King James Bible (AOA News)
  • Book Review: "Rome by Robert Hughes" (The Telegraph)
  • 1,400-year-old St Paul Fresco Discovered in Roman Catacombs (The Telegraph)
RELATED NEWS:
  • Vatican Launches Portal to Begin Aggregating Church News (NYTimes)
  • Willies Mays Is No Surfing Madonna (NBC San Diego)
  • Aiming to Spread Judaism One Book at a Time (NYTimes)
  • Australian Govt Consider's Rating System for Artworks in Galleries (The Advertiser)
  • Germany Refurbishes the Holiest Yazidi Shrine in Iraq (Azzaman in English)
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