Brophy Center room 123

minds@work: Art and Inner Exile in Cuba Presented by Jesús Jambrina

While the cultural production of Cuban exiles around the world in the last 58 years is well studied, the work of a few Cuban artists, who decided to stay on the island despite being censored, is less known. This presentation explores the art paintings of Juan G.G. (Yonny) (Havana, 1933-2010) in the context of the Cuban Revolution, as part of what some critics named the “Inner Exile”, meaning those, mainly intellectuals, who did not leave the country, but continued working at home without any institutional support.

minds@work: Pilgrimage Among Beasts: Narnia, and the Beasts Who Teach Presented by Vickie Holtz Wodzak

What is the relationship between Narnia and our world? This basic question is considered repeatedly in C.S. Lewis’ Narnia Chronicles, most often with respect to the passage of time. Lewis establishes another type of link when he replicates the visual structure of 13th century beast-illuminated manuscripts and uses animals and non-humans to instruct the pilgrim humans who enter this world and the pilgrim readers who join them. Free and open to the public. 

"Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty" presented by Author and Granddaughter Kate Hennessy

Dorothy Day is being considered for sainthood by the Catholic church. She is a founder of the Catholic Worker movement and fought for social justice on behalf of the poor and disenfranchised. Her granddaughter, Kate Hennessy has the unusual access and insight into Day's life and provides a fresh perspective on her work and inner life. Sponsored by Place of Grace Catholic Worker House and Viterbo's religious studies and Master of Arts in Servant Leadership programs.

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