Mystery, Imagination, and the Catholic University

Join us to celebrate the launch of the Academy of Catholic Thought and Imagination’s yearlong theme of “The Idea of a Catholic University in the 21st Century and the opening of the Fall 2017 William H. Hannon Library’s Archives & Special Collections Exhibition, “Tales of Mystery and Imagination.”

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About the Event:

Brian Treanor will introduce the Academy of Catholic Thought and Imagination’s yearlong theme of “The Idea of a Catholic University in the 21st Century,” as well as the role of mystery in university education. Alison Hobbs will speak about her curated exhibition for the William H. Hannon Library’s Department of Archives and Special Collections, “Tales of Mystery and Imagination.” Reception to follow.

About the Exhibition:

The Archives and Special Collections’ Fall exhibition traces the history of the human concept of mystery, exploring our pursuit of the unexplained, from the burial rituals of ancient religions to the flourishing imagination of post-industrial fiction authors.  A collection of religious tools and emblems represent the mysteries of faith, whilst early examples of New World exploration and scientific discovery consider the wonders of life on Earth. A range of ciphers, secrets and the first detective stories demonstrate innovative attempts to search for a deeper understanding of reality in a fast-changing world. Many mysteries in the exhibit have been explained, but you may leave with more questions!

The exhibition will be on display until December 15, 2017 in the Terrance L. Mahan, S.J. Archives and Special Collections Gallery.

Thursday, September 14 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm

William H. Hannon Library, Von Der Ahe Suite (3rd Floor)
1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045

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