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Arts Weekend in New York City: Japanese Beauty and Theology

Friday, Jul 10, 2015 at 5:00PM - Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 at 5:00PM

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Regent College, in cooperation with the Fujimura Institute, is hosting an Arts Weekend in New York City on July 10–11, 2015.

This is an opportunity to grow in your appreciation of how Christian faith interacts with visual art. Experience the "Discovering Japanese Art" exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art guided by Mako Fujimura, an internationally renowned artist and scholar with unparalleled knowledge of Japanese art. Presentations by Jeff Greenman and Phil Long will provide additional biblical and theological reflection on Christian engagement with the arts.

You can expect an extraordinarily rich weekend of dialogue and learning in a relaxed setting around museum visits, shared meals, and engaging presentations.

Event Details

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. Contact Lynne Smith via email at if you are interested in being on a waitlist.

Cost: $200 per person. Includes Friday and Saturday receptions, Friday dinner, lectures and discussions, museum admission, and interactive tour with Mako Fujimura.

Accommodations and Transportation: Participants are responsible for their own accommodations and transportation.

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Friday, July 10, 2015
5:00pm Gathering reception at International Arts Movement, 38 West 39th Street, Third Floor, New York, NY 10018
6:00 Catered dinner
7:30 Presentations and discussion:
  Mako Fujimura, "Beauty and Silence"
  Jeff Greenman, "An Integrative Vision for Cultural Engagement"
  Phil Long, "Why Art Matters: How Art Contributes to Human Flourishing and Biblical Understanding"

Saturday, July 11, 2015
  Breakfast on your own
9:45am Meet at entrance to Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street), New York, NY 10028
10:00 Tour exhibit "Discovering Japanese Art" with commentary by Mako Fujimura.
11:30 Lunch together in museum cafeteria
12:30pm Tour museum collections
3:00 Reception and discussion with Mako Fujimura and Phil Long
5:00 Departure; dinner on your own

Speaking at this Event


Phil Long

Professor of Old Testament (Regent College)


Jeffrey Greenman

President and Professor of Theology and Ethics (Regent College)


Makoto Fujimura

Artist, Writer, and Speaker

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