DSPT Events

Moving Pictures: The Bible and Beyond

Dates of Exhibit: August 2006 - March 2007

Current reviews of this exhibit: "All That Heaven Allows" by D.M. Bradley, The Melbourne Review (Sept. 14) and "Heavens Open in Cinemas" by Ray Edgar The Sydney Morning Herald (Sept. 1)

An exhibition of worldwide cinematic art inspired by the religious epics set in the ancient world, from Adam and Eve to Constantine the Great: Posters, Motion Picture Stills, Lobby Cards, Books, Programs, and Props.

DSPT also launched an Exhibition Symposium with lectures by Fr. Michael Morris, OP, Dr. Bonnie Hardwick, and others about theological themes in different film genres.

The "Sword & Sandal" Religion Film Festival accompanied the exhibition with weekly screenings of films showcased in the exhibit.

After its preview at DSPT, Fr. Michael's exhibit travelled around the country from to the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art in St. Louis, to the Thacher Gallery at USF and the Museum of Biblical Art in New York.

This exhibition was made possible by the Santa Fe Institute, The Jane Dillenberger Fine Arts Endowment Fund and by generous contributions from the following patrons: Rosemary Hobbs Hone, Frank Caliri III, Mark and Ana Albert, and The Center for Arts Religion and Education.


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Click here for more information about Fr. Michael's research interests, publications and courses taught at DSPT.

To learn more about Fr. Michael Morris, click here.

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