November 6, 13, and 20, 2016
11:00 AM, Borwell Dining Room
Fourth Presbyterian Church
126 East Chestnut Street
Chicago, IL 60611
For a second year, Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, Illinois invites all who may be interested to join them for a series of three Sunday morning lectures themed God in the Modern Wing. This series of lectures and conversations is being hosted in partnership with CIVA | Christians in the Visual Arts and its aim is to explore the spiritual significance of modern and contemporary art in the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago.
November 6 – David McNutt, “Andy Warhol”
November 13 – Bruce Herman, “Richard Diebenkorn and Philip Guston”
November 20 – Leah Samuelson, “Andre Cadere”
G. Walter Hansen originated the idea for the “God in the Modern Wing” series. Walter received a B. A. in Philosophy from Wheaton College (1968) and a Th.D. from University of Toronto (1985). He is a scholar and theologian with more than forty years of ministry experience, both in the United States and abroad, as well as professor emeritus of New Testament Interpretation at Fuller Theological Seminary (1995-2015). His major publications are The Letter to the Philippians (Eerdmans, 2009) and Galatians (InterVarsity Press, 1994). His publication of Through Your Eyes: Dialogues on the Paintings of Bruce Herman (written with artist, Bruce Herman) (Eerdmans, 2009) demonstrates his interest in the relationship between the visual arts and theology.
David W. McNutt (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is an associate editor at IVP Academic, an imprint of InterVarsity Press, where he oversees the Studies in Theology and the Arts series and the Reformation Commentary on Scripture project. He is also a guest professor in both the Biblical & Theological Studies Department and the Philosophy Department at Wheaton College, and he is an ordained teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Bruce Herman, painter and educator, is the founding chair of the Art Department at Gordon College and holds the Lothlórien Distinguished Chair in Fine Arts. He completed both B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees at Boston University College of Fine Arts. His artwork is featured in collections around the world and has been published in several books, journals, and popular magazines.
Leah Samuelson received her B.A. in Drawing from Wheaton College and M.A. in Urban Studies from Eastern University. With a background as varied as high-end commercial mural painting to urban slum arts-based intervention and education, Samuelson now focuses on transformational pedagogy, socially engaged art curriculum development, and strategies of institutional collaboration through the arts.