"Love Strong as Death": The Song of Songs in Contemporary Art and Music

Thursday, May 12th 2022, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Online Event, 2400 Ridge Rd Berkeley, CA 94709

In conjuncture with CARe’s Doug Adams Gallery Online exhibition, Draw me after you: a visual Song of Songs, join Dr. Arthur Holder for an exploration of the arts, love, and death.

The biblical Song of Songs has often been interpreted as poetry about divine love. It is also unquestionably and universally human because its luminous celebration of love is constantly tinged with the shadow of death and defeat. Nowhere is this more evident than in the brave confession of faith that stands as the text’s climax: “Love is strong as death, passion fierce as the grave.” 

In this interactive online event, we will explore some of the ways in which contemporary artists and musicians have used the Song of Songs to engage these great themes of love and death. 

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This event is online only