- Jan 22, 2020
Two separate incidents of vandalism in a restricted area inside St. Peter’s Basilica last week have created a stir in the Eternal City, prompting some to question whether further protections and security measures are needed.
One year after the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s record-breaking exhibit on the Catholic imagination, the landmark museum is set to display a Vatican owned masterpiece beginning next week.
As people in Paris and around the world watched in horror as flames consumed the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral, the blaze also stirred genuine emotions that could come only from witnessing the loss of beauty, art historian Elizabeth Lev said.
Art historian Elizabeth Lev makes the case that it was the art produced after the Protestant Reformation that helped save the Catholic faith.
When it comes to filmmaking inside the square or on Vatican property, only the Secretariat for Communication decides who gets the green light. They prefer documentaries.
While the whole world knows Michelangelo’s finished works, from the Sistine Chapel to his statue of David, what we don’t often see is how the Renaissance genius got to that point. A new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art does just that by collecting his chalk drawings, showing the artist maturing.
“Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman & Designer” runs through February 12th.