Tag: "Light"

February, 16, 2011

Circle of Honor

“I have been asked what I mean by ‘word of honor.’ I will tell you. Place me behind prison walls–walls of stone ever so high, ever so thick, reaching ever so far into the ground–there is a possibility that in some way or another I may escape; but stand me on the floor and draw …

December, 6, 2010


Whenever I introduce the gallery at the beginning of a tour I ask visitors what they notice about this space.  They often comment on the view of campus and the Y, the warm colors of the walls and furniture, and the openness of the gallery.  The most important element I like to point out, however, …

October, 13, 2010

What I Wish I Had Known as a Freshman

At the beginning of every Fall semester the Education In Zion staff participates in New Student Orientation, where we each dress up as men and women highlighted in the exhibition and tell their stories.  The rehearsals are long and many-and sometimes very early in the morning – but on performance days when we tell our …

May, 21, 2010

The Source of Truth

In 1536, the famous Renaissance painter and sculptor, Michelangelo Buonarroti, was given a commission to renovate the Piazza del Campidoglio on the famous Capitoline Hill in Rome. This hill is adjacent to the ancient Roman Forum, the seat of government for one of the most influential western empires. The piazza renovation went through a few …