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The Other Night School: Icon or Idol: Art and the Second Commandment

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University of West Georgia Center, Newnan

80 Jackson Street

Newnan, GA 30263

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The Other Night School presents:
Icon or Idol: Art and the Second Commandment

With speaker Dr. Nathan Rees, Assistant Professor of Art, University of West Georgia

From ancient Rabbinic writers to Byzantine iconoclasts and Protestant reformers, theologians have interpreted the second commandment in dramatically different ways. Come encounter the contentious history of graven images as we explore how mixing art and religion sparked the Bonfire of the Vanities, landed the painter Veronese before the Inquisition, and resulted in a masterpiece by Michelangelo being painted over.​

6:00 reception, 6:30 talk

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