Schola Antiqua Presents "Dante 360" at the Athenaeum

Nov 1820, 2022
Athenaeum Center for Thought and Culture
2936 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
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Schola Antiqua of ChicagoArtists-in-Residence

Elizabeth LevDuquesne University

Join scholar Elizabeth Lev and Lumen Christi's resident ensemble Schola Antiqua at the Athenaeum Center for Thought and Culture for a journey through the Divine Comedy, from Inferno to Paradiso. Featuring art historian, Elizabeth Lev, this event will explore the significance of the world’s most famous epic poem and its author, the illustrious Dante Alighieri. Experience the depth and complexity of Dante’s vision through a series of recitations, displays of visual art, and music provided by the vocal ensemble Schola Antiqua, which carry the soul alongside the pilgrim in his ascent to Paradise.

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November 18 | 7:00 PM

November 19 | 7:00 PM

November 20 | 3:00 PM

Schola AntiquaArtists-in-Residence at the Lumen Christi Institute since 2008, is a professional vocal ensemble dedicated to western liturgical chant and polyphonic music before the year 1600. The ensemble is the 2012 winner of the Noah Greenberg Award, given by the American Musicological Society for outstanding contributions to historical performing practice.

Dr. Elizabeth Lev received her undergraduate degree in art history from University of Chicago, and her doctorate from University of Bologna specializing in the art of the Counter Reformation. She has been living in Rome since she completed her studies in 1997 and teaching art history for Duquesne University’s Italian Campus since 2002. She has also taught at John Cabot University and the Pontifical University of Thomas Aquinas. She is a didactic consultant for the Vatican Museums and her articles have appeared in First Things, the College Art Association, and the Sacred Art Journal. Her books include The Tigress of Forlì (Harcourt Mifflin 2012), and A Body for Glory (Vatican Museums Press 2014). She has lectured world-wide and her TED talk on the Sistine Chapel has garnered over 1.8 million views.