Skirbal Museum Lectures around Archie Rand’s Bible Series

SEX, VIOLENCE, AND FAMILY DRAMA IN THE HEBREW BIBLE

A series of free lectures about Archie Rand’s series “Sixty Paintings From The Bible”, will be streamed from The Skirball Museum.

Dates: September 23 – October 28, 2020

Against the virtual background of the Skirball Museum’s current exhibition, Archie Rand: Sixty Paintings from the Bible, explore how artists and scholars throughout history have addressed some of the Hebrew Bible’s most powerful and shocking stories. From the Expulsion from the Garden of Eden to the Binding of Isaac to the trials of Job, there is ample and provocative material for lively sessions where we will investigate the intersection of text, life, and art.

Free. Advance registration is required HERE.


Attendees will receive sign-in information upon registration.

September 23 — When Comics Meet the Bible
Samantha Baskind, Professor of Art History, Cleveland State University

September 30 — Noah
Rabbi Jonathan L. Hecht, Ph.D., Dean, Cincinnati Campus, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

October 7 — The Binding of Isaac
Norman Finkelstein, Professor of English, Xavier University

October 14 — The Book of Job in Art: From Byzantium to Blake and Beyond
Abby Schwartz, Director of the Skirball Museum, Cincinnati

October 21 — Adam and Eve
James Buchanan, University Professor and Executive Director at The Brueggeman Center for Dialogue, Xavier University

October 28 — Jeptha’s Daughter
Matthew Kraus, Interim Department Head and Associate Professor of Judaic Studies, Director of Hebrew Program, University of Cincinnati

More info and sign-up here.

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