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Secret Identities, Shifting Shapes:
The Graphic Novels of Gene Luen Yang


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Where Do You Stand? Anselm Kiefer’s Visual and Verbal Artifacts


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From Specimen to Spectacle: The Unruly Art of Dayton Castleman


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Insider/Outsider/In: The Art of Jennifer Anne Moses


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Karen Laub-Novak: A Catholic Expressionist in the Era of Vatican II


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The Mark of Cain


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In Search of the Beautiful: The Art of Susie Hamilton


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Jeffrey Mongrain: An Iconography of Eloquence


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Attending to the Light: The Landscapes of David Dewey


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Hanging Gardens: The Drawings of Gala Bent


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Marc Quinn: The Matter of Life and Death


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Eat this Scroll: The Saint John’s Bible and the Word Made Flesh


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Barry Krammes: Shepherd of the Wasteland


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Night Vision: Jacques Maritain and the Meaning of Art


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Four Corners: Painters Frame Contemporary Painting


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Gerhard Richter: The Capacity for Belief


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A Spade is Not a Spade: The Art of Fabian Debora and the Mystery of Los Angeles


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The Avant-Garde and Sacred Discontent: Contemporary Performance Artists Meet Ancient Jewish Prophets


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111th Street Jesus: The Art and Faith of Muralist Kent Twitchell


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Pixelated Glories: The Graphic Excursions of Kathy T. Hettinga


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The Thread that Weaves Life Together: Crossing Boundaries  with the Charis Exhibition


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Second Line and the Art of Witness: Steve Prince’s Katrina Suite


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Still Points: The Quiet Spaces of Wolfgang Laib


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A Celebration of Transient Beauty: The Photographic Art of Paul Kenny


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Spiral Jetty

Learning to Live on the Spiral Jetty


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Plates from a Forgotten Book: The Paintings of Kim Alexander


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Ecstatic Dislocation: The Art of Sedrick Huckaby


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Seeing Through the Darkness: Georges Rouault’s Vision of Christ


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Redemptive Grit: The Ordinary Artistry of Gerald Folkerts


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Altars to the Unknown God: Modern Art for Modern Christians


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A Reflection in the Window: Gerhard Richter Longs for More


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Second Horizon: The Changing Vision of Odd Nerdrum


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Profound Faith, Profound Beauty: The Life and Art of Sadao Watanabe


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The Word on the Street: The Photographs of Larry Racioppo


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Paradox of Flesh: The Art of Chris Ofili


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Oliver Barratt: Poetry of the Void


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Cindy Jackson’s Bevy of Boisterous Bodies


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Dancing to Strange Music: Diversity and Faith in the Visual Arts


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System and Chaos: The Art of Linnéa Spransy


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Desire and Longing: Image Artists after Twenty Years


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Allegorical Strays: The Art and Craft of James Mellick


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Of Mind and Matter


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Noah Buchanan and the Renewal of Mystery


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Carnal Beauties: The Art of Allison Luce


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Things Come Alive: The Art of Olga Lah


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Approaching the Iceberg: Richard Meier’s Jubilee Church


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Zhi Lin: A New Old Master


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To Make People Wonder: The Collaborative Portraits of Fritz Liedtke


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Guy Kinnear: Male Call


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Levity and Gravity: The Sculpture of David Robinson


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