The Muriel Fuller Endowment for the Imagination and the Arts was established in 2017 to explore and extend the imaginative work of the seven Wade authors. Through the Fuller Endowment, the Wade Center features the creative accomplishments of the seven authors while also highlighting the work of other artists—who were inspired by the seven. This is accomplished through various means by offering talks, performances, and exhibitions, and by periodically commissioning new works. The inaugural launch of the Fuller Endowment in September 2018 features Dr. Malcolm Guite and Dr. Michael Ward.
The Fuller Endowment is named in honor of Muriel Fuller, Wheaton College Class of 1923, who had a distinguished career as an accomplished writer and editor in New York City. She was also a valued friend of Wade Center founder Clyde S. Kilby and his wife Martha.
The Wade Center is grateful to The Esmond Nissim Foundation, Inc. whose generosity has provided funding for the Muriel Fuller Endowment for the Imagination and the Arts.
September 25, 2018 - "Imagination, Arts and Evangelism: How C.S. Lewis and the Creative Arts Help Us 'Past Watchful Dragons'": Includes poetry and music by Dr. Michael Ward and Dr. Malcolm Guite interspersed with conversation moderated by Dr. Jerry Root exploring how C.S. Lewis and the creative arts help us ease past “watchful dragons” and awaken us to the transcendent.
September 26, 2018 - "Dante & Lewis: The Music of the Spheres": Ward and Guite share insights from Dante’s Paradiso and Lewis’s view of the heavens to aid and deepen not only our own understanding of the Kingdom of Heaven after this life, but also our awareness of God’s presence in His creation right now.