Ori Z. Soltes

Monday, July 16, 2018

Location Hall of Philosophy

Gate pass required. Purchase at our Main Gate Welcome Center, (716) 357-6250

Ori Z. Soltes will present and curate the 2:00 Interfaith lectures during Week Four, Monday, July 16 through Thursday, July 19.

Ori Z. Soltes teaches art history, theology, philosophy and political history at Georgetown University.  He is former Director of the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum, and has curated more than 85 exhibitions on history, ethnography and modern and contemporary art there and at other venues across the country and overseas.  He is the author of over 280 books, articles, exhibition catalogues, and essays on a variety of topics. Recent books include Our Sacred Signs: How Jewish, Christian and Muslim Art Draw from the Same Source; Searching for Oneness: Mysticism in Judaism, Christianity and Islam; Untangling the Web of the Middle East; Magic and Religion in the Greco-Roman World: The Beginnings of Judaism and Christianity, and most recently, God and the Goalposts: A Brief History of Sports, Religion, Politics, War and Art.

Professor Soltes leads study tours to different parts of the world, including, most recently, to Russia’s museums, monasteries, and sacred sites. 

This week will present a first-time interactive experience opportunity for the 2:00 audience as they access selected photos and art relevant to the lectures on their smart devices!