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Why Our Museums Of Art Have Failed Us And What They Might Learn From Religions

Alain de Botton | Posted 05.14.2012 | Religion
Alain de Botton

What if modern museums of art kept in mind the example of the didactic function of Christian art, in order once in a while to reframe how they presented their collections?

The Sacred Words And Images Of Five World Religions (PHOTOS)

Posted 03.27.2012 | Religion

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- In the light of the Orme Lewis Gallery in Phoenix Art Museum, the brilliantly illustrated pages of the 18th century Chinese Quran se...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Rembrandt's Jesus At The DIA (PHOTOS)

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.21.2011 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Here's why you should go see the Detroit Institute of Arts show "Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus," opening Sunday: There are a lot of jaw-d...

What Did Saint Francis Look Like?

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 01.05.2012 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

Have you ever seen Saint Francis smile? Neither have I, and that's unfortunate because, according to his biographers, he was one of the most joyous of men. Blame it on the iconographers.

The Children Of God Storybook Bible

Posted 01.02.2012 | Religion

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, author of "Children Of God Storybook Bible: Deluxe Edition," was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his lifelong strug...

A Small (But Growing?) Window For Christian Art

Daniel Grant | Posted 12.20.2011 | Religion
Daniel Grant

A growing number of artists have found success selling to the Christian market, a large realm of the population that is willing to spend limited amounts of money on prints that reflect its beliefs and values.

Russian Court Bans 'Religiously Offensive' Art; Artist Responds

Posted 06.14.2012 | Arts

A court in the Kaluga Region of Russia has ruled that a painting of Jesus Christ with the head of Mickey Mouse is offensive and banned it from being e...

PHOTOS: Rembrandt And The Jewish Jesus

Posted 09.24.2011 | Religion

An exhibition to open in Philadelphia takes on one of Rembrandt's boldest and most controversial innovations: the invention of a more human, humble an...

Why Faith Is A Story, Not Doctrine

Derek Flood | Posted 09.13.2011 | Religion
Derek Flood

Since story is such a foundational part of how we as humans make sense of our lives, it makes sense that our sacred texts would make use of story.

What The Church Can Learn From Artists

Derek Flood | Posted 08.31.2011 | Religion
Derek Flood

While the church has often viewed artists with suspicion (and visa versa), there is a lot that we can learn from the artist's perspective that can enrich, expand and challenge how we approach faith.

Balaam Sculpture Sheds Light On Differing Christian And Jewish Views Of Prophecy

Menachem Wecker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Menachem Wecker

Although he often was considered a villain, theology also considered Balaam as a prophet who played a role in the history of salvation, by predicting the coming of Christ.

How Long Does it Take To Look at a Painting?

James Elkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Elkins

My subject in these posts is how we look at the world. In future columns, I will be writing about all sorts of things, from hieroglyphs to ice halos, ...

The Many Faces Of Mary (PHOTOS)

Judith Dupre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Judith Dupre

Over the past 2,000 years, the Virgin Mary's face has been imagined anew by every generation. We depict her beauty according to current standards of attractiveness, re-inventing her to reflect our own priorities.