Voices

Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J., is president emeritus of Georgetown University and director of mission at Jesuit Refugee Service/USA.

Captain Charles A. and Sergeant John M. Hawkins, Company E, “Tom Cobb Infantry,” Thirty-eighth Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, 1861–62
Art
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.July 23, 2013
For students of the American Civil War, it’s hard to imagine a better classroom this summer than the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Two sterling exhibitions there, one entirely devoted to photography, the other chiefly to painting, illumine the years from the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter, So
Adoration of the Magi, c. 1514
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Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.March 18, 2013
You’ve probably noticed that in many paintings of the Adoration of the Magi, the youngest of the three kings is a black man. You may know that this convention began in the last quarter of the 15th century, and also that “Balthazar,” as he came to be named, represented Africa, while
"Berlin Abstraction," by Marsden Hartley (1914-1915)
Art
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.March 05, 2013
Delighting in the revelations of “Inventing Abstraction,” now at MOMA
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.December 17, 2012
This advent, look to John the Baptist as a model for Christian life today.
Art
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.November 26, 2012

The hard-won art of Ferdinand Hodler

Art
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.November 12, 2012

How long do you look at a Warhol painting? You get the point almost immediately.

Art
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.July 16, 2012

The Barnes Foundation's new Philadelphia campus

Faith Art
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.October 31, 2011

In a new exhibit of Rembrandt's painting, the face of Jesus is hauntingly present.

Art
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.October 31, 2011

View a slideshow of Rembrandt's paintings of Jesus narrated by the reviewer

Books
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.September 19, 2011
Educating the next generation in leadership