About Art

Personal stuff


 Art is checking off items on his bucket list. He's visited 25 countries with his wife and kids.  His "done" list includes the Great Wall, Taj Majal, Tikal Mayan pyramids in Guatemala, Parthenon, Mycenae, Coliseum, Vatican, Eiffel Tower, Stonehenge, and the Outer Hebrides. He's ridden the night train from Moscow to St Petersburg, climbed on a glacier in Alaska, dove the Caribbean, and caught a marlin in Puerto Rico.  He's seen grizzlies in Alaska, big horn sheep while hiking in the Rockies, elk while hiking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, and alligators while canoeing the Okefenokee Swamp. He's also canoed the Boundary Waters, rambled in the Himalayas, and  viewed  three 1-horned rhinos from the back of an elephant in West  Bengal.  He's been to the Super Bowl  and the Final Four (twice), watched cremations at dawn on the Ganges, and ridden around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at 180 mph.   He saw Tiger Woods at St Andrews in 2000 when he was winning the Tiger Slam.  And yes, he was at Live Aid in Wembley Stadium in 1985.  

Work Stuff

Hartford teaching

 Art Farnsley is Research Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis and Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture.   From 2007-2016 he was Executive Officer of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.    He also a "data evangelist" for The Association of Religion Data Archives. 

Tomahawk Stuff


Art is 30 time national champion in knife and tomahawk throwing at the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association. He has won more than 100 gold medals.   Want to learn more about Friendship?  

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