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Interfaith Philadelphia and the Wellspring Ministry of St. Martin in-the-Fields invite you to the Philadelphia Museum of Art for meditation and supportive conversation as we experience the exhibit, Elegy: Lament in the 20th Century.


This program will be guided by Rev. John B. Hougen, PhD, a consultant with Interfaith Philadelphia and a volunteer guide at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  This program is co-sponsored by Interfaith Philadelphia & the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Division for Community Engagement.

Cost: $20 per person supports Interfaith Philadelphia. Admission and Parking are free, provided by the PMA's Office of Community Engagement

If you have any questions, please contact John at

Elegy: Lament in the 20th Century

Saturday, July 23

10:15 AM – 12:00 PM


Black Sorrow, 1946, by Charles White (American, 1918–1979), 2003-171-1. © The Charles White Archive

In this season of violence, loss, and tumultuous change, see how artists have responded to tragedy, grappled with mortality, and commemorated those who have passed. After an introduction to the galleries, there will be time for indivdual encounters with the art and exploration together of its impact. We will ask whether the exhibit provides guidance for moving through our feelings and finding meaning in our grief.

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