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Dr. Daniel Siedell to speak as part of the 500th Reformation Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, Mar. 30, 2017

Dr. Daniel Siedell will give a public lecture at 3:40 p.m. Thursday, April 6, as part of the 500th Reformation Anniversary Celebration.

Siedell will highlight his recently published book, “Who’s Afraid of Modern Art,” examining the relationship between modern art and theology from a distinctly Lutheran perspective. Speaking from his vantage point as a Christian art critic and curator working within the contemporary art world, his lecture will discuss topics such as the vulnerability and fragility of artistic practice and how aesthetic experience is a profoundly theological experience. The presentation will be held in the Thom Leadership Education Center auditorium on Concordia’s campus.

Currently, Siedell serves as a presidential scholar and art historian in residence at The King’s College in New York City and is a visiting associate professor of theology of culture at Knox Theological Seminary in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Previously, Siedell served as professor of modern and contemporary art history at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. From 1996-2007, he served as chief curator of the Sheldon Museum of Art, where he organized more than 100 exhibitions of modern and contemporary American art.

Additional information about the 500th Reformation Anniversary and Dr. Siedell’s presentation is available online at The presentation is free and open to the public.