In New York:

The Origins of Modern Art
Tuesday, January 21
Daniel A. Siedell, presidential scholar and art historian in residence at The King’s College in New York City, will give a lecture at 6pm in the First Things office titled “The Origins of Modern Art.” His work as an art historian, museum curator, and art critic explores the theological implications of modern & contemporary art. RSVP here.

Art Exhibit with Elizabeth Tubergen
Thursday, January 23
Come to the First Things office at 6pm for an art opening featuring Elizabeth Tubergen who is a painter, sculptor, and installation artist. Her work is often concerned with the space between places, objects, words, or people. Tubergen has exhibited her work throughout America, Iceland, and Britain. RSVP here.

Love and Artistic Genesis
Saturday, January 25
The fifth lecture in the “The Art of the Beautiful” series will be given by Anthony Esolen, professor of English at Providence College, a senior editor for Touchstone, and prolific. Thanks to the Catholic Artists Society and the Thomistic Institute for hosting these wonderful lectures. More information here.

Tikvah Events
The Tikvah Center will host a series of outstanding lectures and panels featuring major figures in the worlds of Jewish letters and public policy. William Kristol on “American Foreign Policy and the State of Israel” will give the first lecture on January 27th. See the whole list here.

Aquinas on God
June 5–8
The Fourth Annual Philosophy Workshop, Aquinas on God, will be held at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York. Featured speakers include, among others, Edward Feser, Candace Vogler, and Thomas Joseph White, OP. More information on the speakers and registration can be found on the Mount Saint Mary College website.

In addition:

University Faculty for Life Writing Competition
“University Faculty for Life, a multidisciplinary association of scholars speaking out for human life, is now accepting submissions from college and university students for its Scholarly Achievement Award in Creative Writing, Literary Criticism, or Research. . . . Work submitted in any category must demonstrate the application of a life-affirming perspective on abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, or related issues.” The deadline is May 24, 2014, and writers are encouraged to submit their essays as early as possible. Full details can be found here.

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