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In addition to the artist talks and exhibitions in the Dadian Gallery, The Luce Center for the Arts and Religion hosts a variety of events throughout the academic year. For a complete listing of upcoming Exhibitions and Artist talks please visit the Gallery Exhibition page. For all other events please click on the tabs below.

When possible, we will link further information to events like transcripts, flickr galleries or video as they are available. They will be linked on the "Recent" tab. Our "Recommended" tab contains events that are not official Center events but have involvement by Center Personnel.


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  • Chapel Drama
    Rejoice and Mourn: The Death of Martyrs

    Based on TS Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral"
    And the life and writings of Archbishop Oscar Romero
    Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 11am
    Oxnam Chapel

    Madonna Oranta Icon Writing Workshop with Philip Davydov and
    Olga Shalamova of St. Petersburg, Russia.

    June 1 - 5, 2015, 9:00am to 5:30pm, Monday - Friday
    For more information coming soon!!!
    contact with questions





    Philip Davydov writing an icon

    Icon Writing Workshop with Philip Davydov and
    Olga Shalamova of St. Petersburg, Russia.

    June 23 - 27, 2014, 9:00am to 5:30pm, Monday - Friday

    Poet Dana Greene

    February 20th from 12:00 – 1:30pm,
    Dean’s Forum featuring poet Dana Greene.

    Dana will be speaking on the poetry, prayer and the works of Denise Levertov.

    Poet Michael Glaser

    Thursday March 20th from 12:00 – 1:30pm.
    The former poet laureate of Maryland, Michael Glaser,
    will be joining us for a lunch conversation on  The talk will be in the Bess Jones Dining room and will be discussing poetry as a spiritual practice.

    Dance Workshop with Amanda Standard
    Friday November 8, 2013, 9am - 12pm
    For more information click here.

    2012 Dia De Los Muertos Ofrenda Dia De Los Muertos Ofrenda
    Late October, Chapel Narthex (this event occurs annually)
    As a part of our community celebration of All Saints Day, LCAR creates a place for the community to place mementos of those who have past.

    The Gospel of Mark
    Storyteller Tracy Radosevic told "the whole story" in the chapel on Tuesday September 17th. If you missed it she will be presenting it again Friday, Mar. 21, 2014 at the Ecumenical Institute of Theology in Baltimore at 7:00 p.m.


    'Expressive Individualism, the Cult of the Artist
    as Genius, and Milton's Lucifer'

    Patrick Madigan Dean's Forum,
    Sponsored by the Washington Theological Consortium.
    Thursday, April 25th from 12:00 - 1:30 pm in Elderdice.
    If you missed the talk, you can read Dr. Madigan's paper here.


    If you missed our previous Dean's Forum "Playing God "with Margaret Hunt, click here.





    October 18, 2014 8:30 am to 3 pm Cathrine Kapikian participated in the "Stitches in Sacred and Secular Spaces: A Needlework Symposium" at the National Cathedral. A video of her presentation is availble here.
    October 30, 2013
    Wednesday, 6pm
    Dr. Eileen Guenther fwill give a solo recital at the Kennedy Center as part of the Millennium Stage series. She will be the first female performer to play the Kennedy Center’s Rubenstein Family Organ. For more information click here.
    October 22-14, 2013 Dr. Kathleen Henderson Staudt will be facilitating a poetry retreat and conference at Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center. For more information click here.
    September 28, 2013
    Saturday, 7:30pm

    The Power of Spirituals: In Word and Song
    Narated and concert designer Eileen Guenther
    For more information download flyer here.


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