The Mystical Landscape: A Conversation on Art and Mysticism

In the past year, Regis professors have been involved in preparations for "The Mystical Landscape", an upcoming Art Gallery of Ontario exhibit that will explore the role of the mystical in modern art. Professors Michael Stoeber, Maureen McDonnell, Gordon Rixon and Gilles Mongeau are members of the interdisciplinary scientific committee that has been called together by the AGO for the purpose of developing the intellectual rationale for the exhibit. The committee also includes other theologians from the Toronto School of Theology, art historians, psychologists and AGO curators.

This has proven to be a most exciting exploration of the meaning of beauty across Christian traditions and academic specialties; what do we mean by “mysticism” and how might works of art communicate the mystical experience of the artist, or even be the occasion of mystical experiences in the viewer?

On April 30th, please join us for a roundtable conversation about what we have learned through this ongoing interdisciplinary investigation of the relation between art and mysticism. It promises to be a lively exploration of some exceptional works of art and their link to the spiritual dimension of human living.

This event will take place between 7.30 pm and 9 pm on April 30th at Regis College in the MacGuigan Classroom. To register for this exciting event please click here.

For more information please email or phone us at 416-922-5474.

Regis College is located at 100 Wellesley Street West, Toronto, near the corner of Queen's Park Crescent East. Regis College is on the 94 Wellesley bus route and a short walk (south) from the Museum subway station. Public parking is available in the University of St. Michael's College parking lot on St. Joseph Street, one block north of Regis College. The venue is accessible.

Regis College is the Jesuit School of Theology at the University of Toronto and a Founding Member of the Toronto School of Theology.

Members of the public interested in theological education are invited to attend an open house in October and March each year.