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April 3, 2017      7:00 PM
Weller Hall Chapel
The 500th Reformation Lecture Series
Cameron Anderson
“Prone to Ponder:
Reading Albrecht Durer’s Melancholia I”

Cameron Anderson became Chistians In The Visual Art Executive Director in February 2009. He completed his M.F.A. at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and completed additional graduate study at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He is an artist and writer and is married to Cynthia (C.K.) Anderson. They have two adult children, Jesse and Emille, and live in Madison, Wisconsin. Prior to joining CIVA, Cam served on the staff of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship / USA for 30 years, most recently as the National Director of the organization’s Graduate & Faculty Ministries. His book, The Faithful Artist: An Evangelical Vision for Art was published this fall by InterVarsity Press.

Regarding his lecture he says it turns out that Albrecht Durer and Martin Luther had a warm relationship. Nonetheless, Durer, the famous Northern Renaissance painter and printmaker, remained a devout Catholic throughout his life and created a great deal of Christian art. With these details as background, most of my lecture will focus on reading Durer’s well-known print, Melancholia I. And then, building on what we learn from this print, the remainder of the lecture will be devoted to reflections on the nature of the artist’s vocation in our contemporary world.

April 6, 2017      3:40 PM
TLEC Auditorium
Dr. Daniel Siedell
“Who’s Afraid of Modern Art?

Daniel A. Siedell is Presidential Scholar & ArtHistorian in Residence at The King’s College in New York City and Visiting Associate Professor of Theology of Culture at Knox Theological Seminary in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was previously Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and from 1996-2007, served as Chief Curator of the Sheldon Museum of Art, where he organized over one hundred exhibitions of modern and contemporary American art. 

His work has been published in such journals as Art CriticismThe Journal of Aesthetic Education, and The Journal of Modern Literature. And his book projects include Weldon Kees and the Arts at Midcentury (University of Nebraska Press, 2003);Martínez Celaya: Early Work (Whale & Star, 2005); God in the Gallery (Baker Academic, 2008); Who’s Afraid of Modern Art? (Cascade, 2015); and Martínez Celaya: Work and Documents 1990-2015 (Santa Fe: Radius Books, 2016). 

He has M.A. in art history, criticism, & theory from SUNY-Stony Brook (1991) and a Ph.D. in the history of modern art and art criticism from The University of Iowa (1995).


April 2, 2017      2:00 PM
Concordia A Cappella Choir Concert
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
Lincoln, Nebraska

April 2, 2017      7:00 PM
Concordia A Cappella Choir Concert
St. John Lutheran Church
Seward, Nebraska

April 3, 2017      7:00 PM
Cameron Anderson – Guest Lecturer
Christians in the Visual Arts – Exe. Director
“Prone to Ponder:
Reading Albrecht Durer’s Melancholia I”
Weller Chapel 

April 6, 2017      3:40 PM
Dr. Daniel Siedell – Lecture
Presidential Scholar & Art Historian in
Residence at The King’s College
“Who’s Afraid of Modern Art?
TLEC Auditorium

April 11, 2017  7:00 PM
Concordia Symphonic Band Concert
St. John Lutheran Church
Seward, Nebraska

April 18, 2017  7:30 PM
Drama Presentation – Monologue
Stages of Katie Luther’s Life
Produced by Concordia University Students
TLEC Auditorium

April 23, 2017  7:00 PM
Concordia Symphonic Band Concert
St. John Lutheran Church
Seward, Nebraska


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