Jerry Evenrud, church musician and art
collector, has been a dedicated advocate of “art for faith’s sake”
throughout the history of the ELCA (and before). He established the art collection on display at the Lutheran Center in Chicago.
|Sadao Watanabe, “The Prodigal Son,” 1983.|
the early 1980s, Evenrud has traveled the world and added to his
personal collection of art based on the parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32
). He will donate it to Luther Seminary
, St. Paul, Minn., after it’s exhibited at the Museum of Biblical Art
in New York City Oct. 4, 2007-Feb. 17, 2008 (212-408-1500).
But the Evenrud collection already is available to all—in the pages of a wonderful new book, And Grace Will Lead Me Home
(Lutheran University Press
). Sections reflect themes of the parable: departure, debauchery, degradation, reconciliation and celebration.
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