Elizabeth Lev: “How Catholic Art Saved the Faith”
Where: Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
18 Bleecker St.
212-925-2812 Price: $15
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Celebrate the 20th anniversary of St. John Paul II’s seminal Letter to Artists with two lively evenings that examine the intersection of faith and art.
Rome-based art historian Dr. Elizabeth Lev, will discuss her book How Catholic Art Saved the Faith.
More than 500 years after the Reformation, Elizabeth Lev shows how the Catholic Church responded to this turbulent age by finding an artistic voice to proclaim Truth through beauty. Exploring the works of Bernini, Caravaggio, Michelangelo and countless other Counter-Reformation artists, Dr. Lev shows how Catholic art in the 16th and 17th centuries was designed to confront challenges raised by the Reformation with soothing and persuasive voice of art.