University of Southern California

Office of Religious Life

Fostering a vibrant university community of spiritual reflection and free inquiry

Programs & Events

Spirituality and the Arts

The Office of Religious Life’s Spirituality and the Arts program explores and uncovers the spiritual and devotional dimensions of the arts. Through film screenings, plays, spoken word events, music concerts, dance performances, and art exhibitions, Spirituality and the Arts examines the ultimate questions of meaning, purpose, and identity as they manifest through the arts. Previous participants and performers include Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Rainn Wilson, K.C. Porter, Salman Ahmad, Nishat Khan, D’Lo, Summer Watson, and Roger Steffens.

IN FRONT OF THE UNIVERSITY RELIGIOUS CENTER, URC:

TURN AND LOOK: A VIEWBOX INTO USC RELIGIOUS AND SPIRITUAL LIFE

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In front of the URC building is a "view box" - look through the glass and turn the crank under the box to get a perspective on religious and spiritual life at the University of Southern California. Created by Rev. Jim Burklo, Associate Dean of Religious Life.

IN THE URC FISHBOWL ROOM:

Three serigraphs by Corita Kent

Corita Kent, also known as Sister Mary Corita, gained international fame for her vibrant serigraphs during the 1960s and 1970s. A Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, she ran the Art Department at Immaculate Heart College until 1968 when she left the Order and moved to Boston. Corita's art reflects her spirituality, her commitment to social justice, her hope for peace, and her delight in the world that takes place all around us.

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IN URC 104:

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GAIL FACTOR

Gail Factor, graduate of USC's School of Art in the 1960's, died in 2013 after a long and distinguished career as a painter of landscapes. This large painting from her "California Series" graces the back wall of URC 104.



COMING SOON:

MANDALA-MAKING
with TIBETAN MONKS - Sept 14-18, Fishbowl Room

AERIAL ART outdoor installation by USC Architecture Professor, Gail Borden - Reception Sept 10, 5 pm, URC Courtyard, free and open to all


USC Office of Religious Life

University Park Campus
University Religious Center, Rm 106
Los Angeles, CA 90089
(213)740-6110
orl@usc.edu

Health Sciences Campus
McKibben Hall, Rm 160
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(213)740-6110
orl@usc.edu

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