Artists in Church: An Untapped Resource

Let’s face it. The creative response to creation that we call art doesn’t play a prominent role in the church. As pastors and Christian leaders, we’re just not quite sure what to make of it. But taking art and the artist seriously can be more than organizing art museum visits, hanging paintings in the sanctuary, […]

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Beautifully Broken

As an art museum curator, what I enjoy most about my work are the artists—watching them work in their studios, talking to them about the creative process and writing about the effect that their work has on me. The gratuity of devoting hours, weeks, months and years to make something so insignificant and weak as […]

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Free to Receive

Daniel A. Siedell Good News Let’s face it. Evangelicals are a pretty grumpy lot when it comes to art and culture. We’re perpetually on the lookout for artistic evidence to prove that this is the most evil of generations. In fact, it seems as if many of us even delight in being offended so that […]

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Art Museums and Ashcans

Each art museum houses strange, wonderful and utterly unique collections. Art moves from creator to multiple owners, until it somehow finds its way into a museum collection where it becomes public. This progression is often as interesting as the works of art themselves. The Return to the Ashcan exhibit at the Museum of Art Fort […]

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Andy Warhol and Us

We have something in common with Andy Warhol (1928-87). I know it’s hard to believe. Yes, he’s the one who claimed that, in the future, everyone would be famous for fifteen minutes. Yes, many believe that he is to blame for the debasement of our culture. Yes, he’s the one whose strange appearance was outdone […]

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