Lecture series to address faith, art


The Churches of Charles, an annual series of lectures sponsored by churches in North Baltimore along and near Charles Street, will focus this year on how faith is reflected in art forms.

The lectures, "Religion and Art: Faith Taking Form," will examine how Christians have given form to their faith using music, drama and varieties of visual art.

The first lecture is planned for 11 a.m. Sept. 27 at the Walters Art Gallery, 600 N. Charles St. A tour, led by a docent, will explore religion in the Walters collection. This lecture will cost $3.

Other lectures, which are free, include:

Oct. 18: "Music & Spirituality: The Composer as Theologian," featuring the Rev. Victoria Sirota, an organist and vicar of the Church of the Holy Nativity. This lecture will be at SS. Philip & James Roman Catholic Church, 2801 N. Charles St.

Nov. 15: "Rembrandt: the Artist as Theologian," a lecture by Peggy Parker, an instructor at Virginia Theological Seminary. This lecture will be at Cathedral Church of the Incarnation, East University Parkway and St. Paul Street.

Feb. 21: "The Form of Faith Present in Medieval Art," given by Bodil Otteson of the Baltimore Museum of Art. This lecture will be at Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul St.

April 25: "Faith Taking Form Through Drama," at First English Lutheran Church, Charles and 39th streets.

May 16, 2001: "The Ravenna Mosaics," at University Baptist Church, 3501 N. Charles St.

Each lecture will begin at 11 a.m. No reservations are necessary. Beginning with the October lecture, lunch will be served at 12:15 p.m. for $6 a person. Reservations are necessary for lunch.

Information: 410-467-4210

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