Jaan Troltenier

Halos and Holiness

We will investigate halos through several millennia — round halos, square halos, even anti-halos. Halos mark the presence of the holy, so we will explore what being holy means.

Painting My Beliefs

Frida Kahlo is one of the most iconic artists of the 20th century and beyond. Half Jewish-European and half Mexican, Frida fashioned a unique system of beliefs that informed her life and art. Explore the sources of her beliefs and how they are reflected in … read more.

Art and Being Human

From the Stone Age to the Digital Age, people have been making art. Yet making art is sometimes costly, either to individual people or to us as a group: dangerous, using up scarce resources, causing physical pain. What are some of the odds humans have … read more.