Wedgwood MUSE | June 2016

Oh June, sweet June. We're almost 50% of the way through 2016 (how?) and over here our team is excited to be amping up for the second and busiest half of the year! 

Over the last month we've watched a few things that should make it on your viewing list:

The documentary film The First Monday In May is a beautifully shot interesting behind the scenes look at the creation of the Met Gala and the Costume Institute's 2015 exhibit, China: Through the Looking Glass. The film sparked a number of conversations for us around the definition of art and the challenges / benefits of blending High Art with pop culture. 

You may have already seen this short film featuring Bono and Eugene Peterson discussing the Psalms, but it is certainly worth both a watch and re-watch. In it Bono asks,"Why do we need art, why do we need the lyric poetry of the Psalms?" He answers his own question with, "Because the only way we can approach God is if we're honest."

Captain America: Civil War is likely to be this summer's biggest smash box office hit. If you're a Wedgwood Member and will be joining us for the retreat in San Diego this July during Comic-Con, definitely catch the film beforehand!

Check out the full edition of the Wedgwood MUSE here!

Wedgwood MUSE | March 2016

This month we're talking about the ways we use technology to create art, a fun story of ordinary people who curated and amassed their visual art collection, and the continued relevance of short film in culture. 

For Inner Circle Members, please save the date for our Inner Circle Member Retreat, which is July 21-22 in San Diego, California. More details coming soon! The retreat will take us into downtown San Diego during the pop-culture event, ComicCon, and graphic novels will be among the topics we discuss. Take a moment to get to know Gene Yang, who was recently named by the Library of Congress the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.

As a happy note to brighten this late winter month, check out Happy Mail from our friends at A Beautiful Mess! They curate monthly packages of cards and other goodies to help you stay on top of your creative snail mail habits. Finally, you may have noticed our web home has a new look. Check it out!

Read the full MUSE HERE!


 

Wedwood MUSE | February 2016

This month we're talking about the 2015 explosion of rock band Twenty One Pilots, the convergence of live music and television in the new TV series Live at 9:30 and David Brook's thoughts on beauty in his op-ed When Beauty Strikes.

For Inner Circle Members, our first Inner Circle Experience with Jon Batiste on March 8th New York City is full! If you have questions or want to learn more about how to become part of the Wedgwood Inner Circle and be the first to know about future Inner Circle Experiences, please visit our information page.

Don't miss a screening of Many Beautiful Things, playing in select theaters across the country this month. The Lone Bellow is on tour starting this month, so find them in a city near you. If you're in DC, come join us at the 9:30 Club on March 1st! Lastly, our friends Hae-Jin and Jacob Marshall have a conversation with Michael Gungor and Science Mike about hearing the voice of God on the most recent episode of The Liturgists podcast.

Check it out in this month's edition of the Wedgwood MUSE!

Wedgwood MUSE | January 2016

Happy New Year! The Wedgwood team is hitting the ground running and looking forward to an exciting 2016. Please take a moment to mark two dates for events that you won't want to miss:

July 21-22 : Inner Circle Member Retreat in San Diego, CA
November 16-18 : Wedgwood Annual Event in Nashville, TN

We invite you to kick off your year with new music from Brooke Waggoner and the first edition of the newly launched Wilderness Magazine. Also don't forget to check out the immersive narrative videogame, That Dragon, Cancer, which launches on January 12th. 

For more on what we're reading and talking about  - check out the Wedgwood Muse HERE.