This is the soon-to-be home of a blog for Saint Louis University’s Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA).
MOCRA is the world’s first museum of interfaith contemporary art. Officially opened in 1993, MOCRA is dedicated to the ongoing dialogue between contemporary artists and the world’s faith traditions, and to serving as a forum for interfaith understanding. Located in a spacious chapel that was used for over 35 years by Jesuits studying philosophy at Saint Louis University, MOCRA offers a unique, meditative setting for the display of its permanent collection and changing exhibitions. MOCRA’s exhibitions demonstrate the range of contemporary religious and spiritual artistic expression, presenting the work of artists of regional, national and international stature. Exhibitions are complemented by lectures, symposia, performances, and other public presentations.
MOCRA’s current exhibition, Pursuit of the Spirit, is the first of two exhibitions celebrating MOCRA’s fifteenth anniversary. We hope that this blog will be a means to
- review what we’ve been up to for the past decade-and-a-half
- survey and discuss the present conversation between art and religion
- spark inquiry that leads to future developments in the dialogue