Thursday, January 31, 2008

An alliance?

As I said in class, Holy Cross is currently building their own Science Complex. I couldn't find anything on their website about mixing religion and art in their new building, but you can take a look for yourself:

Unlike our online renderings, Holy Cross' show some artistic detail-- like this.. wall fountain? and something inscribed next to it.
I sent one of my friends at Holy Cross on a scavenger hunt around their current science building, to see if he could find any artwork worth noting. He found student artwork of scientific objects like telescopes and scales, and one random Norman Rockwell painting. His biggest complaint was that the building lacked thoughtful, contextual artwork. Needless to say, their current building isn't going to give us any ideas for our new building, but I think administrators/faculty/students at Holy Cross may be a good source of information for us as they embark on a similar project. It would be interesting to find out if they plan on instilling any religion/spirituality in their building-- or if not, why not?

Also, there is an interesting conversation about religion vs. science that is published in the Holy Cross Magazine, if you're ever interested:

Okay, that's enough for now. :)

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