The capacity for language, art, and morality are uniquely human endeavors. Man, as Aristotle famously put it, is a rational animal. Man is more, however. He is also moral and imaginative. Each of these uniquely human capacities—reason, the conscience, the imagination—is on a quest. Reason is on a quest for truth. The conscience is on a quest for goodness. The imagination is on a quest for beauty.
All of these—goodness, truth, and beauty—find their source, we believe, ultimately in God. Think of it this way. God is the beauty of all beautiful things, and the goodness in all good things, and the truth to which all knowledge points. This means that the true story of God, expressed in His fullest revelation, is both true and satisfying. It is in Him that we find the proper end of the human quest for goodness, truth, and beauty.
The Artifact Exhibit works to support the three metaphysical values, appealing to man’s most fundamental desires, so as to affect positive change in this world. Artifact Encounter exhibitions combines the inspirational beauty of the arts with highly compelling facts to exhibit the winsomeness of truth.