Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J., is president emeritus of Georgetown University and director of mission at Jesuit Refugee Service/USA.
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.November 08, 2010

From the moment you enter “The World of Khubilai Khan” at the Met, you are in a wholly other world.

Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.August 30, 2010

“All art worthy of the name,” Henri Matisse once said, “is religious.”

Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.May 03, 2010

"The Sacred Made Real" at the National Gallery of Art evokes feelings of awe and enchantment.

Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.November 16, 2009

John LaFarge anticipated the art of the Impressionists in his simplified landscapes and exquisitely painted flower studies.

Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.November 09, 2009

The Russian-born artist believed his time was one of spiritual crisis. “The nightmare of materialism…[has] turned life into an evil, senseless game.”

Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.August 31, 2009

A show of biblical prints combines artistic ambition with devotional purposes.

Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.August 17, 2009

An exhibit of African and Oceanic art at the Metropolitan Museum rejects the presumption that Western standards are the final arbiters of aesthetic achievement. View slide show.

Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.April 20, 2009
How can the artist's simple portraits and still lifes possibly affect us as deeply as they do?
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.March 30, 2009
Twenty-five years after his death, Rahner's works still illuminate.