On view: Olson Gallery | Bethel University
About the beautiful…
In his essay “The Weight of Glory,” C.S. Lewis suggests that beauty comes to us as “brightness, splendour, and luminosity.” Encounters with beauty capture our imagination and animate our souls; they invite us to pause and consider the nature and meaning of our material world and the One who created it all. In the shadow of Adam and Eve’s fall from grace there exists what some describe as a “broken beauty” — beauty that still captures heart and mind but contends with the fallenness of our world. This traveling exhibit gathers more than 35 contemporary works of art executed in a variety of media and genres that bear witness to beauty as it appears to us in the complex landscape of contemporary culture.