A decade ago in Seven Days in the Art World Sarah Thornton profiled art historian Thomas Crow in a book describing art as an "alternate religion for atheists." Today the same Thomas Crow, in his book No Idols: The Missing Theology of Art, demands that the "interdiction against theology" in art history and criticism be lifted.
Perhaps it's just me but I'm sensing a pattern here.
Don't miss the chance to see Crow in conversation with Ben Quash & James Elkins at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The event is entitled Idols & Taboos: Modern & Contemporary Art and Theology Today.
Where: Ballroom, MacLean Center, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 112 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago 60603 USA
When: Thursday May 23, 6-7:30pm