Ori Z. Soltes teaches
art history, theology, philosophy and political history at Georgetown
University. He is former Director of the B’nai B’rith Klutznick
National Jewish Museum, and has curated more than 85 exhibitions on
history, ethnography and modern and contemporary art there and at other
venues across the country and overseas. He is the author of over 280
books, articles, exhibition catalogues, and essays on a variety of
topics. Recent books include Our Sacred Signs: How Jewish, Christian
and Muslim Art Draw from the Same Source; Searching for Oneness:
Mysticism in Judaism, Christianity and Islam; Untangling the Web of the
Middle East; Magic and Religion in the Greco-Roman World: The Beginnings
of Judaism and Christianity, and most recently, God and the Goalposts: A Brief History of Sports, Religion, Politics, War and Art.
Professor Soltes leads study tours to
different parts of the world, including, most recently, to Russia’s
museums, monasteries, and sacred sites.