Lecture Series

7:30pm: Happy Hour with wine and beer specials

8:30pm: Lecture followed by Q & A

All FORUM lectures are free and open to the public

Last Lecture

February 17Ken Woo, Artist

Born in Shanghai, Woo’s first major exhibition was in 1997 at the AKI Institute of Art in Holland. He then went on to exhibit at the central academy of art in Beijing, the Ruskin School of Drawing at Oxford University, Florence Academy in Italy as well as at the Beijing Museum of Art. He is currently showing with galleries in NY, Los Angeles, Beijing and Shanghai.

His art has been shown in many countries and is in the private collections of both the Guggenheim and Hearst families. He is also in the Public collections of Mount Sinai Medical Center, the Church of Our Saviour, Saint Malachy’s Church and Murray Hill Place in New York City, Saint Bridget Hospice in Kildare, Ireland, and Saint Gabriel’s Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. His works are auctioned by Sotheby’s and Phillips de Pury annually.

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Past Lectures


January 20 – Quodlibet (Whatever You Wish) – Open discussion with five professor panelists


January 29 – Women Saints in Italian Renaissance Art – Cancelled due to weather

Cecilia Frosinini, Art Historian at Florence’s Opificio delle Pietre Dure Laboratori di Restauro


February 19The Story of Today’s Christian Communities in Iraq and Syria

Jordan Allott, Filmmaker and Director of Upcoming Documentary, Our Last Stand


April 8 – Restoring a Theology of the Body in Art

Dony MacManus – Irish artist and sculptor


May 13 – A Ray of God: Movies and Catholic Teaching

Steven Greydanus, Film Critic


September 30: A Day in the Life of Renaissance Venice

Fredrika Jacobs, Professor Emerita of Art History, Virginia Commonwealth University