VATICAN CITY (RNS) The actor kissed the pontiff’s hand and gave him a book of paintings by a Dutch painter whose works meld fantastic imagery with reality.
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MILWAUKEE (Reuters) The Milwaukee Art Museum says it hopes a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made of condoms will ignite a conversation about the AIDS epidemic in Africa and the role art plays in public discussions.
(RNS) An exhibit in Berkeley, Calif., questions the gender of popular female Catholic saints, affording artist Alma Lopez a chance to ask viewers what is feminine, what is masculine, and is there something holy in the mashup.
NANTUCKET, Mass. (RNS) An eclectic house on this tourist island tells the story of two women who expressed Quakerism’s “inner light” in converting an old barn to their dream house.
(RNS) “Noah” director Darren Aronofsky describes where he got the idea for the film, how he plans to respond to critics and why he focuses the film on themes of justice vs. mercy.
Hanging in the hallways of Broadway Church, a historic stone structure in midtown Kansas City, Mo., are more than 200 artistic portrayals of Jesus. Inspired by Salvador Dali’s “Christ of St. John of the Cross,” the church’s former pastor, Paul R. Smith, began collecting these “faces of Jesus”, which were mounted in 1996.
BOSTON (RNS) “She Who Tells a Story,” a photo exhibit now showing at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, features the work of 12 women from Muslim countries who shatter stereotypes with works that are provocative, beautiful, mysterious, and surprising, all at the same time.
Fresco artist Joy Baer explains the all-natural process of making paint with earth minerals on a porous surface.
“If you could draw a picture of God — any god, whichever you happen to believe in — what would it look like?”