Transformation through the Arts
“Art has great potential for changing the world and improving people's lives, partly because it can nurture a degree of trust …. And it can bring about not only the potential for feeling, but also for acting."
OLAFUR ELIASSON is an Icelandic–Danish artist known for sculptures and large-scale installation art employing elemental materials such as light, water, and air temperature to enhance the viewer’s experience.
For the first time, all our artistic initiatives this year will be related to caring for the environment. Our 2021 theme, "SACRED EARTH: Restoring the World through the Arts," reflects the urgent need to confront and address climate change and our relationship with the earth.
Hartford Seminary and the Mandell JCC, in partnership with Episcopal Church in Connecticut, First Church West Hartford/John P. Webster Library are hosting the final exhibition of ABRAHAM: Out of One, Many. Exhibition runs October 5 - November 16, 2021. Click here for more details, the press release and program schedule.
"Checking In" BLOG: In our latest post, we talk to Sherif Dhaimish about his late father's legacy, the Libyan satirist and artist Hassan "Alsatoor" Dhaimish, who promoted human and civil rights in Libya, through the arts, during the Gaddafi regime.
View our 2020 Year in Review