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WHAT:             Lecture: “Images of Christ through History”


WHEN:             7 p.m., Tuesday, March 8


WHERE:           Pope John Paul II Cultural Center

                        Pope John Paul II Theater

                        3900 Harewood Road, N.E.

                        Washington, D.C.


DETAILS:         Reed Armstrong, sculptor and board member of the Baltimore-based Foundation for Sacred Arts, will deliver the first lecture in the series “Faith, Reason and the Imagination: Seeing the Sacred.” In his talk, titled “Images of Christ through History from the Catacombs to the Present Day,” Armstrong will examine what connects our imagination to Christ, to the Father and to the Word of God. Armstrong’s lecture accompanies an exhibit at the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center titled “Contemplating the Sacred: Religious Works of Contemporary Artists,” which will open March 8 and run through April 15. Provided by the Foundation for Sacred Arts, the installation of the exhibit is the first of several stops on a national tour.


The lecture series and art exhibit will explore the intersection of faith, reason and the imagination, expanding the themes of a fall 2003 lecture series at CUA that examined faith and the formation of intellect. The other lectures in the series are scheduled for March 16, March 31, April 5 and April 13.


All the lectures are free and open to the public. A reception in the center’s Rotunda will follow the March 8 lecture. For more information, call 202-319-5114. 


SPONSORS:     The Catholic University of America

                        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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