Society for the Arts, Religion and Contemporary Culture

Lifting the Veil

Exploring Connections
 East and West
Through Music, Dance and Text

Saturday, Nov 3, 2001    
House of the Redeemer  7 E. 95th St
New York, New York


9:30 am Continental Breakfast

10:00 am Greeting: Charles Henderson

10:15 am Performance of Jody Nagel’s "Lifting the Veil," a musical narration with readings of sacred text and saxophone improvisations by George Wolfe  -- Panel Reaction and Discussion

12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm – A Celebration of Howard Fish with words by Al Carmines and performance of Ryo Noda’s "Phoenix," with George Wolfe on saxophone and Crystal Gipe dancing

1:30 pm – Rajika Puri "A Society That Dances Its Beliefs: Religion, Art and Culture in Contemporary India" -- Discussion

2:30 pm – Peter Manuel "The Sacred and the Secular in North Indian Classical Music" -- Discussion

3:00 pm – George Wolfe "Images of Soma in Hinduism, Judaism and Christianity," illustrated by Jody Nagel’s "Hymns to Soma." -- Panel Discussion and Summary Comments from Presenters

4:00 pm – Wine and Cheese

Biographies of the Presenters

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More about ARC
including membership information

From time to time the Board of Directors elects as Fellows individuals it identifies as having made a distinguished contribution to their respective fields. The list of Fellows elected over a period of nearly four decades thus exemplifies what the Society understands as the necessary and vital connections between art, religion and culture.

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May 2001

February 2001
Performance and Symposium

November 2000
Illuminations & Transformations:
Cross-Cultural Spiritual Dynamics 
in Music, Text, Dance and Film

May 2000
Alternative Readings: 
Sacred Text Embodied in Visual Art

February 2000
The Meaning of Myth

November 1999
Myth, Ritual and the Mediation of Violence

May, 1999
Writers' Ways with Loving and Dying

February, 1999 
The Divine Image
Implications for a changing image of God.

October, 1998 
Uneasy Constellations of Meaning
Theological Perceptions and Visual Images in Sixteenth Century Europe &
The Religious Art of Andy Warhol

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May, 1998 Meeting
AYNI: The Andean Concept of Reciprocity

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