The Endow Podcast

140. Daring to Believe in Beauty Part II: A Conversation with Art Historian Liz Lev

July 04, 2023
The Endow Podcast
140. Daring to Believe in Beauty Part II: A Conversation with Art Historian Liz Lev
Show Notes

Welcome to The Endow Podcast! This podcast is a forum for women to foster conversations about the intellectual life and intentional community for the cultivation of the feminine genius.

On this episode, Simone Rizkallah, Director of Program Growth, interviews Liz Lev on her personal vocation as an art historian as they discuss Pope Benedict's writings on art, faith, and beauty. 

Elizabeth Lev is a transplanted US art historian with degrees from University of Chicago and University of Bologna. She has been working as a guide in Rome for over 20 years and teaches at Duquesne University’s Italian campus as well as the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. She loves Rome, its history, art, cuisine and people and is happiest in its many churches and museums. She has served as a commissioner of the Tourism board of Rome and a didactic consultant for the Vatican Museums. Liz is also the author of 4 books and has commented on art and the papacy for several television networks. She has taught and lectured in numerous venues in Europe, the US, Singapore, and Australia, including an address at the United Nations in New York. Her recent projects include a series of columns for the Epoch Times on the light of art throughout dark times in history. She is also a certified sommelier, so cheers! 

Documents by Pope Benedict:

Meeting with Artists:

The Feeling of Things, the Contemplation of Beauty

Daring to Believe in Beauty Part I: 

"Daring to believe in beauty": A Conversation with Award-winning novelist Suzanne M. Wolfe

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