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"Christ" Exhibit is Open During Homecoming and Family Weekend

"Christ" Exhibit is Open During Homecoming and Family Weekend

Homecoming and Family Weekend is here and it’s a great time to return to campus. Your fellow Toreros are back, there’s food and lots of fun to be had, reliving school memories and renewing acquaintances. If, in between all of the Homecoming activities you’re looking for something else to see, don’t forget that there’s an exhibit on campus that includes artwork by Michelangelo and more than 30 other Italian Renaissance artists.

The Hoehn Family Galleries, located in the foyer area of Founders Hall, has two rooms full of more than 40 drawings and prints from The British Museum to comprise the “Christ: Life, Death and Resurrection” exhibit. It opened Sept. 13 and runs through Dec. 13. It is a free exhibit, open to the public from 12-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 12-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

If you’re in town today, Thursday, Oct. 3 from 5-6 p.m., there’s an extra opportunity to come to the exhibit and learn beyond the art itself, as USD Theology and Religious Studies Associate Professor Susie Babka, PhD, kicks off a series of gallery talks taking place in October and November. These gallery talks are free, open to the public and no RSVP is required.

Additional faculty gallery talks are scheduled as follows from 5-6 p.m. (*except where noted): Mike Kelly, Philosophy, Thursday, Oct. 10; Paul Evans, Digital Humanities/English, Thursday, Oct. 31; Molly McClain, History, Thursday, Nov. 7; Brittany Asaro, Italian, Tuesday, Nov. 12, *6-7 p.m.; and Abraham Stoll, English, Thursday, Nov. 21.

Members of USD's class of 1969, our Golden Toreros this year at Homecoming, have an opportunity to get an exclusive tour of the art exhibit as well as a champagne brunch in the French Parlor on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 11:30 a.m. after the Alumni and Family Mass in Founders Chapel concludes. The cost is $30 per person.

In addition to faculty talks, there are three additional special events tied to the exhibit later this month:

Oct. 17 — USD’s College of Arts and Sciences, University Galleries and USD Alumni Association are hosting Prints and Pinot, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Hoehn Family Galleries.  Prints & Pinot is fine art and wine appreciation at its most fun. Pair delicious wine with USD’s impressive print collection and the Christ: Life, Death and Resurrection exhibit. Derrick Cartwright, director of University Galleries, will be present, too. Tickets are $25.

Oct. 19 — "Connecting Art, Anatomy and Religion in the Italian Renaissance" is the title of the lecture that Kevin Petti, PhD, will give starting at 6 p.m. in the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theatre. A wine reception and a private exhibit viewing of Christ: Life, Death and Resurrection will be available starting at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $25 each. Register now.

Oct. 24 — “Michelangelo’s Sacred Bodies” is the title of a lecture by Christian Kleinbub, PhD, associate professor and chair of graduate studies in the Department of the History of Art at Ohio State University, will give at 5:30 p.m. in the Mission and Ministry Center located behind Founders Hall. More event Information.

For additional information about the exhibit and other questions, please visit the webpage on the University Galleries website.

— Compiled by Ryan T. Blystone

If you’re interested in any souvenir items connected to the exhibit, there is a kiosk outside the Hoehn Families Gallery or purchase online via the USD Torero Store website.

The The "Christ: Life, Death and Resurrection" art exhibit will be open and available during normal gallery hours during Homecoming and Family Weekend. Hours: 12-5 p.m. M-F; 12-4, S-S.

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