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On Painting the Psalms

Longing and Belonging
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Sunday, October 20, 2019
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4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Makoto Fujimura
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Longing and Belonging: Psalms in Dialogue

*** Venue change: This event will be held in Goodson Chapel in the Divinity School's Westbrook Building. ***

Join us for a lecture led by Makoto Fujimura, a leading contemporary artist. Makoto's process driven, refractive "slow art" has been described by David Brooks of New York Times as "a small rebellion against the quickening of time."

Robert Kushner, in the mid 90's, wrote about Fujimura's art in Art in America this way: "The idea of forging a new kind of art, about hope, healing, redemption, refuge, while maintaining visual sophistication and intellectual integrity is a growing movement, one which finds Makoto Fujimura's work at the vanguard." Fujimura's art has been featured widely in galleries and museums around the world.

In 2014, the American Academy of Religion named Fujimura as it's 2014 "Religion and the Arts" award recipient. This award is presented annually to professional artists who have made significant contributions to the relationship of art and religion, both for the academy and a broader public. Fujimura currently divides his time between Princeton, New Jersey, studio and Pasadena, California, studio and serves as the Director of Culture Care Initiative at Fuller Theological Seminary.

This lecture is part of the Psalms in Dialogue series, a multi-year collaborative project engaging artists, performers, and theologians in a creative dialogue on the power of the Psalms to comfort and inspire communities of faith.