Emanuel Leutze’s “Washington Crossing the Delaware,” 1851 (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Leo. J. O’Donovan, S.J., makes a virtual visit to the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Gerhard Richter is arguably the most famous living artist. “Betty,” painted in 1977, is one of several portraits of his daughter (Museum Ludwig/The Met Breuer).
Richter, born in 1932 in Dresden, is arguably the most famous living artist.
From left, clockwise: “The Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy” by Jen Norton; “The Visitation” by James B. Janknegt; “Mary, Undoer of Knots” by Annie Vaeth; and a traditional painting of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (iPhoto).
Sarah Neitz April 17, 2020
Hanging religious art shakes up class-based ideas about how our home should look. 
Ramos Martinez, ‘Calla Lily Vendor’ (photo: The Whitney Museum of Art)
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J. April 15, 2020
In the early 20th century, American artists were intoxicated by the way Mexican muralists transformed their people’s struggle for justice into narrative imagery.
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J. December 20, 2019
More painful, though not treated in the exhibition, is the current situation of Sudan, which only became independent from British colonial rule in 1956.
Photo courtesy of Holy Angels Catholic Church
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J. December 13, 2019
Since 1990 a vibrant black parish has worshiped before the marvelous mural by Engelbert Mveng, S.J.