- MOCRA Programs & Events
- Art as Companion
- The Religious Art of Picasso
- American Arts Experience 2014
- Museum Day Live 2014
- The Economy of Gift
- American Arts Experience 2013
- Art21 at CAM
- Museum Day Live! 2013
- Campos-Pons: Rituals and Spirituality
- Breaking Boundaries: The Art of Patrick Graham
- First Fridays in Grand Center
- Dancing in the Street 2012
- Museum Day Live! 2012
- The Jewish Experience and the Haggadah
- Grand Center Art Walk 2012
- Loyola Chair Lecture 2012
- Loyola Chair Lecture 2011
- American Arts Experience 2011
- Dancing in the Street 2011
- Grand Center Art Walk 2011
- Rouault and the Art of Sacred Engagement
- SGCI Print Conference 2011
- Religious Environment and Contemporary Art
- American Arts Experience 2010
- Dancing in the Street 2010
- Grand Center Art Walk 2010
- Michael Byron Discusses Cosmic Tears
- The Wounded Body of Christ
- Day With(out) Art 2009
- 2009 Dillenberger lecture
- Dancing in the Street 2009
- Art and the Religious Imagination conference
- Wu Hung lecture: Contemporary Chinese Art
- Two Celluloid Bible Film Classics
- Michael Morris lecture & Celluloid Bible opening
- An Oskar Fischinger Tribute
- Day With(out) Art 2006
- Robert Rosenblum lecture: DoDo Jin Ming
- To Make Extraordinary: Sacred Objects
- Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment: A University Response
- Fred Gray lecture on Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment
- Thomas Sokolowski lecture: Andy Warhol's Art as Belief
- Day Without Art 2000
- Dissanayake & Renard
- Bernard Maisner: The Art of the Illuminator
- Renaissance and Modern
- The Role of the Computer in Contemporary Art
- Jennifer Biddle: Body, Country, Canvas
- Creativity as Ancestral Mind
- Steven Heilmer and John Markey dialogue
- Ian Friend lecture: The Edge of Belief
- Peter Selz lecture: Degenerate Art
- Day Without Art 1996
- Violin recital: Lynn Hague
- Day Without Art 1994
- The Spiritual in Art in the Time of AIDS
- Thomas Sokolowski on The Changing Face of AIDS
- Recital: The Amici Quartet
- Opening reception for Consecrations
- Alvin Ailey Programs
- The Artist and Sacred Space
MOCRA Programs and Events
Art21 Screening: The Spiritual Light
at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
with discussion led by MOCRA Director Terrence E. Dempsey, S.J.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 4:00 p.m. free and open to the public
N.B. This program is sponsored by and presented at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108 click here for map
MOCRA's neighbor institution, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM), offers an opportunity to view a special screening of "Spirituality," an episode of the popular PBS documentary series Art in the Twenty-First Century (Art21). The episode features interviews by prominent contemporary artists, including Beryl Korot, Ann Hamilton, John Feodorov, Shahzia Sikander, and James Turrell, all exploring themes of faith and religious symbolism in their practice.
MOCRA's Founding Director, Rev. Terrence Dempsey, S.J., will lead a discussion following the screening.
This program is part of the Arts & Faith St. Louis Community Programming Initiative.
Fr. Terrence E. Dempsey, S.J., is the Founding Director of the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA) at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1991, he received his doctorate in art history and religion at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley in conjunction with the University of California at Berkeley, while studying under the direction of Jane Daggett Dillenberger and the late John Dillenberger of the Graduate Theological Union and Peter Selz of the University of California.
In 1995, Fr. Dempsey was named the first holder of the May O’Rourke Jay Endowed Teaching Chair in Art History and Religion at Saint Louis University, a position he still holds. In 1997, he was awarded the distinguished alumnus of the year award by the Graduate Theological Union, and in 1999, he was named outstanding teacher of the year in the College of Arts and Sciences at Saint Louis University. Fr. Dempsey has curated over fifty-five exhibitions. Fr. Dempsey is also the author of numerous articles and a frequent lecturer.
For additional information about the program, please visit CAM's website.
Click here to visit the Art21 website and preview the episode "Spirituality."
Shahzia Sikander, one of the artists in the Art21 episode, is included in MOCRA's current exhibition, Thresholds: MOCRA at 20.
To learn more about Sikander, click here. To learn more about Thresholds, click here.