Gallery Hours

Tue-Fri, 12pm-4pm & Sat-Sun, 1pm-5pm

James C. Harrison: Investigating Identity

September 5 - October 1
Opening Reception: Friday, September 8, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Kreft Center Gallery

Our theme for the 2017-2018 Kreft Arts Program is “Investigating Identity.” Many of our events this year examine our notions about the formation of the self. What are the constituent parts of “identity and how do we understand and represent them? How much of an individual’s identity is personal and selfconstructed and how much of it depends on something socially created, transmitted by religion, society, school, and state, and mediated by family, peers, friends? Have advances in brain research on development, learning, and cognition altered the way we understand identity? How do our current conceptions of self, of soul, of personality resemble or differ from those of earlier periods? The theme is a richly complex one that draws on disciplines as diverse as theology, social science, biology, literature, the musical and visual arts, the medical sciences, and health and human performance.

Faces of Depression

October 10 – October 15
Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 11, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Kreft Center Gallery

Luther's Legacy of 1517 in Germany, England and the New World

October 24 – December 3
Opening Reception: Friday, October 27, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Kreft Center Gallery

Handed down, commented on and interpreted mostly in Latin for over 1000 years, St. Jerome’s 4th century Latin translation had been increasingly read in German-language translations since the introduction of moveable type printing in 1450 by Johannes Gutenberg in Mainz. The absolute pinnacle is Luther’s extraordinary translation dating from the early 16th century. Within the German-speaking community, Luther’s translation holds a unique position from both a theological and a linguistic point of view and has influenced the German language and Christianity down to this day. This exhibition features examples of the marvelously crafted woodcuts from the 1534 edition. Also on display is the first complete Luther Bible. Printed in 1534, it is a marvel not only linguistically but also from a graphic arts perspective.