Mission Statement

The Boston University Program in Scripture and The Arts is focused on the exploration of objects and places where the sacred meets art and culture from secular and religious traditions across time and around the world. Our goal is to provide the Boston University and greater Boston community a chance to explore religion and spirituality in the sacred and secular arts, including literature, music, performance and visual arts from painting and calligraphy to film.

The program works to cultivate interdisciplinary links among Boston University departments and programs including Religion, Jewish Studies, the Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations, the African Studies Center, World Languages and Literatures, Romance Studies, English, History, History of Art and Architecture, and Theology.