Susan Swartz honors Dean William A. Graham for his leadership of and service to the Harvard Divinity School on March 30, 2012. Dean Graham discusses “Why Study Religion in the 21st Century?” as he prepares to return to teaching full time at HDS.
The interviews and presentations of Susan Swartz as artist, environmental activist, documentary film producer and philanthropist. Includes her work with Godfrey Barker, Anna Hunter, Susan Fisher Sterling, Jane Goodall, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Louie Psihoyos, Andy Abrahams Wilson, William Graham and Jon Huntsman.
Susan Swartz was invited to Harvard University's Divinity School (HDS) in 2005 as a visiting artist-in-residence in recognition for a 35-year career that explored the intersection of faith and art. In addition to working on her own pieces, Swartz spent the time advising students and sharing both individually and in a public presentation her own experience of striving to interpret God's creation.
Her hope is that she encouraged both students and faculty to look at an artistic life as a spiritual path, and to understand more fully the declaration of HDS alumnus, Ralph Waldo Emerson that "art is the path of the creator to his work.
April 15, 2005