Ori Z. Soltes

Monday, July 13, 2020
02:00pm EDT

Location CHQ Assembly Video Platform

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"The Spiritual Soul and Political Body in Art"

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 also teaches at Georgetown University’s Center for Jewish Civilization, and leads study tours throughout the world, including the religious world’s most sacred sites. He is always a highly anticipated speaker here at Chautauqua.   

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!