Music and art are supposed to be more than time-passers — at their best, they're supposed to offer enlightenment. A new, innovative five-week series that begins today at area museums and religious institutions takes that mission very seriously. Called The Search for the Spiritual through Art, it aims to explore the intersection of music, worship and faith. Today's event is a 7 p.m. Cincinnati Art Museum discussion led by James Buchanan of Xavier and Richard Sarason of University of Cincinnati on the role of music, spirituality and worship in world religions.The museum collections will be open 5-7 p.m. for self-guided toursIslamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World). The series costs $60; individual programs are $20 each. For members of the sponsoring institutions or seniors, the cost is $30 and $10. Students are free with ID. Reservations are required at 513-721-ARTS or www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org. More information about the speakers, programs and locations is available at www.thespiritualinart.org.