WHAT: Lecture: “Seeing Man: The Sacred and the Secular in Holbein’s ‘The Ambassadors’ ”
Caldwell Hall Auditorium
DETAILS: Michael Mack, CUA associate professor of English, will deliver the fifth and final lecture in the series “Faith, Reason and the Imagination: Seeing the Sacred.” In his talk, titled “Seeing Man: The Sacred and the Secular in Holbein’s ‘The Ambassadors,’ ” Mack will interpret the symbolism in the painting by Hans Holbein the Younger to demonstrate how the artwork calls into doubt the very accomplishments it honors, serving as a reminder of the limits of human knowledge and power.
Mack’s lecture accompanies an exhibit at the
The lecture series and art exhibit, which are free and open to the public, explore the intersection of faith, reason and the imagination, expanding the themes of a CUA lecture series in fall 2003 that examined faith and the formation of intellect. For more information, call 202-319-5114.
Foundation for Sacred Arts
Pope John Paul II Cultural Center
MEDIA: To cover the event, call Katie Lee in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.
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