The Arts: Meaning and Purpose

  • August 25, 2014
  • By a2ru      
Though spirituality and the arts are disciplinarily distinct they share common ground.


 


Dr. Varun Soni, Dean of the Office of Religious Life at the University of Southern California, leverages the power the arts to engage students on campus. Though spirituality and the arts are disciplinarily distinct they share common ground, according to Soni: “the arts allow us to express things that are not expressible, that are ineffable, that are beyond language and words.”

The research videos produced for a2ru’s YouTube channel are provided courtesy of ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan, and are the products of an ongoing research project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.