Friar Discusses Art at Durham Museum

HNP Communications Friar News

RALEIGH, N.C. — William McConville, OFM, from St. Francis of Assisi parish here was a presenter at the “Un Camino: Catholic Night at the Nasher,” a recent exhibit celebrating the art of El Greco to Velasquez at Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art in nearby Durham.

Four of the paintings were devoted to St. Francis.

“I was invited to offer brief reflections on a magnificent painting of St. Francis receiving the stigmata by Vincente Carducho, and two paintings of Christ bound with ropes at Calvary by the artists Carducho and Eugenio Cajes,” said William.

The event took place Nov. 1, sponsored by The Newman Catholic Student Center at Duke University.

“It was a privilege to be part of this marvelous evening at Duke’s Nasher Museum,” added William. “The exhibition included many powerful religious images. On the evening of All Saints Day, almost 300 participants gathered to experience the paintings and sculptures not only as works of art, but as objects of religious devotion.”