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Regent and Fujimura Institute to Host Arts Weekend in New York City

April 23, 2015
"The Partnership of Fujimura Institute and Regent College brings new opportunities, connecting Vancouver and New York City, art and faith, culture care and theological care."

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.

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

"From its inception, Regent has valued the arts as an integral part of theological education and spiritual formation. This valuing of the arts has been, and continues to be, theologically based and deeply integrated into the vision of Regent College," says Regent College President Jeff Greenman. "We are delighted to partner with the Fujimura Institute, which enables us to take our conversation about the connection between faith and the creative arts to a deeper level. Our shared program in New York City signals Regent's commitment to championing a deeply integrative Christian vision."

"The partnership between Fujimura Institute and Regent College brings new opportunities, connecting Vancouver and New York City, art and faith, culture care and theological care. We are very much looking forward to this summer journey to the Metropolitan Museum," says Mako Fujimura.

Event Details

Dates: July 10-11, 2015 in New York City

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

Accommodations: Participants are responsible for their own accommodations.

Registration: We have 25 spaces available—register early!

Register here


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Friday July 10, 2015
5:00 pm 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

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