Little world. Minimal stuff
Jan
15
Jan 17

Little world. Minimal stuff


Guided Tours:
Friday: 8:15pm
Saturday: 10:00am / 11:30am / 1:00am / 2:30pm / 4:45pm / 6:15pm / 7:15pm / 8:15pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm / 1:30pm / 3:00pm / 4:30pm / 5:45pm / 6:45 pm/ 8:00pm

Stories of extraordinary ordinary people told by Giovannino Guareschi, Italian novelist, and Enzo Jannacci, Italian songwriter.

Presentation on Sunday, January 17, at 10:15 am, 4th floor conference room, by Giorgio VITTADINI, Professor of Statistics, University of Milan, Italy.

Enzo Jannacci was an Italian singer-songwriter, actor, stand-up comedian, and medical doctor. He is regarded as a master of musical art and cabaret, as well as one of the founders of Italian rock and roll music.

Giovannino Guareschi was an Italian novelist, journalist, cartoonist, and humorist whose most famous creation is Don Camillo. He is the most translated Italian author in the world.

“Siempre Adelante!” Keep Moving Forward!
Jan
15
Jan 17

“Siempre Adelante!” Keep Moving Forward!

The life and works of Junípero Serra, 
the saint who founded the California missions.

Guided Tours:
Friday: 8:15pm
Saturday: 10:00am / 11:30am / 1:00am / 2:30pm / 4:45pm / 6:15pm / 7:15pm / 8:15pm
Sunday: 10:15am / 12:30 pm / 2:00pm / 3:30pm / 5:00pm / 6:30pm / 7:45 pm

Presentation on Saturday, January 16, at 3:15pm, 4th floor conference room, with Rose Marie BEEBE, Prof. of Spanish, Santa Clara University and Robert SENKEWICZ, Prof. of History, Santa Clara University.

The exhibit aims to underline that the missions that Saint Serra established were focal points designed for the integral Christian education of the Native American inhabitants. In the center was the church, around which revolved the life of the entire community. Christian education, moreover, was not limited to learning doctrine. The church was surrounded by classrooms, stables, liveries, grain mills, warehouses and workshops carrying out the different functions of the time, such as blacksmithing, tile making, tanning, and olive oil and wine production. Seeds were brought from the Mediterranean world and readily adapted to California, in many cases with notable advantages, when admirable fruit orchards were developed. The missions were a wholly self-sustaining enterprise, around which a new civilization developed. 

Explorers
Jan
15
Jan 17

Explorers

A journey to the edge of the Solar system and beyond.

Guided Tours:
Friday: 8:15pm
Saturday: 10:30am / 12pm / 1:30pm / 3:00pm / 6:00pm / 7:15pm / 8:15pm
Sunday: 10:15am / 12:00 pm / 1:30pm / 3:00pm / 4:30pm / 5:45pm / 6:45 pm/ 8:00pm

Presentation on Saturday January 16 at 5:15pm, 4th floor conference room, by Maria Elena MONZANI, astrophysicist at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

Researching the unknown is one of the deepest aspects of human nature. Our innate need for novelty represents a continuous prompt to “go beyond”, to be open to meet the unexpected, the unknown, the “other” (be it another person, another continent, another planet). Nowadays, science is a unique form of exploration that allows us to expand our knowledge of the physical world to limits that had never been reached before. But there is a precise branch of research that embodies, in modern terms, the same adventure of the ancient marines: space exploration. 

A People, a Face, a Newness in Everyday Rubble
Jan
15
Jan 17

A People, a Face, a Newness in Everyday Rubble

An Encounter with Christians in the Middle East. 

Guided Tours:
Friday: 8:15pm
Saturday: 10:30am / 12pm / 1:30pm / 3:00pm / 4:30pm / 5:45pm / 7:00pm / 8:00pm
Sunday: 10:15am / 12:30 pm / 2:00pm / 3:15pm / 5:15pm / 6:30pm / 7:45 pm

Presentation on Friday, January 15, at 7:30 pm, 4th floor conference room, with Archbishop Amel NONA, exiled Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Mosul, Iraq, and Marta ZAKNOUN, Journalist.

The Exhibit explores stories of persecuted Iraqi and Syrian Christians who fled their homeland and are now refugees in various camps and churches in Amman, Jordan and its neighboring areas.

Through the different witnesses and the recounting of the daily lives of this population, the exhibit dwells on the human dynamic and the impact of Christian belonging in the midst of the difficult circumstances that the Christian minorities are facing.   

Generating Beauty: New beginnings at the ends of the earth
Jan
15
Jan 17

Generating Beauty: New beginnings at the ends of the earth

Stories of hope in international development

Guided Tours:
Friday: 7:30pm
Saturday: 11:00am / 12pm / 1:30pm / 3:00pm / 4:30pm / 5:15pm
Sunday: 10:15am / 12:00 pm / 1:30pm / 3:00pm / 4:30pm / 5:45pm / 6:45 pm/ 8:00pm

Presentation on Friday, January 15, at 8:15 pm, 4th floor conference room, with Joakim KOECH, Principal, Card. Otunga High School, Nairobi, Kenya, and Abby HOLTZ, High School Teacher in Maryland.

In this exhibit, three case studies illustrate the lasting impact that the AVSI Foundation and its unique method have had on the lives of people living in poverty and marginalization around the world. From Ecuador to Kenya to Brazil, the Exhibit opens up windows into the pockets of beauty and new life which have been generated where AVSI and its partners have been present. Faced with the expansive suffering and inequalities that exist in the world, many times we fall into either indifference or idealism. AVSI Foundation presents this exhibit to tell the story of people so certain that reality is positive that they have gone to the ends of the earth to affirm this conviction. 

The Face of Sanctity, the Human Face
Jan
16
Jan 18

The Face of Sanctity, the Human Face

An exhibit on the lives of Elizabeth Ann Seton and Frances Xavier Cabrini. PRESENTATION: Saturday, January 17, 1:00 pm.

GUIDED TOURS: Friday: 8:30 pm
Saturday: 10:30 am; 12 noon; 1:30 pm; 2:30 pm; 3:30 pm; 4:30 pm; 6:30 pm; 8:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am; 12:30 pm; 2:00 pm; 3:30 pm; 5:00 pm; 7:00 pm; 8:30 pm

The saint is a true person, Luigi Giussani once wrote, because the saint holds fast to God, and thus, to his heart’s ideal.  This exhibit looks at two ordinary women, whose lives were made great by following the greatness of their ideals.  In an age where finding yourself means cutting traditional ties, we witness how the dynamic of Faith, Obedience and Friendship led Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini and Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton to become America’s first saints. 

Men and Women at Work
Jan
16
Jan 18

Men and Women at Work

An exhibit on the painting of Jean-Francois Millet. PRESENTATION: Saturday, January 17, 3:00 pm.

GUIDED TOURS: Friday: 9:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am; 11:30 am; 12:30 pm; 2:00 pm; 4:00 pm; 5:30 pm; 7:00 pm; 8:30 pm
Sunday: 10:30 am; 12 noon; 1:30 pm; 3:00 pm; 4:30 pm; 6:30 pm; 8:00 pm

DRAMA SURROUNDED WITH SPLENDOR: MEN AND WOMEN AT WORK IN THE PAINTINGS OF JEAN FRANÇOIS MILLET
This year is the bicentennial of the birth of one of the most significant modern painters, Jean François Millet. In addition to this commemoration, this exhibit celebrates the passion that Millet had for men and women at work as the subjects of his paintings. Learn more >

I am Exceptional: the Millennial Experience
Jan
16
Jan 18

I am Exceptional: the Millennial Experience

An exhibit on the search for identity in the next greatest generation. PRESENTATION: Friday, January 16, 8:00 pm.

GUIDED TOURS: Friday: 9:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am; 11:30 am; 12:30 pm; 2:00 pm; 4:00 pm; 5:30 pm; 7:00 pm; 8:30 pm
Sunday: 10:30 am; 12 noon; 1:30 pm; 3:00 pm; 4:30 pm; 6:30 pm; 8:00 pm 

The millennials’ search for collective identity has gradually been curated over the past several years. It is comprised of filtered Instagram posts and incessant tweets.  It is a search for identity played out over the Internet and iPhones, showing the world all that we can do.  We are defined by our desire for great things, success, to change the world, to be unique.  But in front of this desire, many millennials discover themselves discouraged.  Learn more >

Evolution and Human Nature
Jan
16
Jan 18

Evolution and Human Nature

An exhibit on the current understanding of biological evolution. PRESENTATION: Saturday, January 17, 5:00 pm.

GUIDED TOURS: Friday: 8:30 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am; 12 noon; 2:00 pm; 6:00 pm; 7:30 pm;
Sunday: 10:30 am; 12 noon; 1:30 pm; 3:00 pm; 4:30 pm; 6:30 pm; 8:00 pm

It is well-established that biological evolution, involving random genetic variations and natural selection, is a driving force in the development of life on Earth. The central idea is that all living species on Earth share a common ancestor, just as you and your cousins share a common grandmother. However, new data being generated by various scientific fields such as paleontology, genetics, geology, and molecular biology suggest that the evolutionary process is far more complex than  previously thought. Learn More >

The Light of the Resurrection in the Peripheries of the World
Jan
16
Jan 18

The Light of the Resurrection in the Peripheries of the World

An exhibit on the art and work of Fr. Costantino Ruggeri, OFM. PRESENTATION: Saturday, January 17, 11:00 am by Professor Francis Greene.

GUIDED TOURS: Friday: 8:30 pm
Saturday: 10:30 am; 12 noon; 1:30 pm; 2:30 pm ; 3:30 pm ; 4:30 pm; 6:30 pm; 8:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am; 12:30 pm; 2:00 pm; 3:30 pm; 5:00 pm; 7:00 pm; 8:30 pm

To view and learn more about his artwork, visit the Fr. Costantino Ruggeri website

This exhibit provides a broad and perceptive overview of the exceptional artistic output of this humble and inspired Franciscan priest and artist. An examination of his art and his aesthetic theory affirm the essential relationship between Beauty and the Divine and offer insights into Pope Francis’ call and challenge to go out to the peripheries of society and culture. Learn more >