155—Pilgrimage to the Museum—Stephen Auth
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For decades, Steve and Evelyn Auth have been giving tours of NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. When Steve (who last appeared on this show talking about his book The Missionary of Wall Street) had a reversion to his Catholic faith 20 years ago, that tour soon enough became a Catholic tour of the Met.
Since there is now so much demand for that tour that they can’t give it to everyone, they have written its essence in their new book, Pilgrimage to the Museum: Man’s Search for God.
Steve joins the show to talk about his spiritual approach to art history, viewing works in light of the underlying search, or at least grappling, with God that is manifested by every true artist.
But he also talks about what makes the Met special (it’s one of the most encyclopedic museums in the world if you want to learn about all of art history), and offers tips for how to get the most out of your visit to any art museum.
Pilgrimage to the Museum https://sophiainstitute.com/product/a-pilgrimage-to-the-museum/
Theme music: “Franciscan Eyes”, written and performed by Thomas Mirus. Download the Catholic Culture Podcast soundtrack.
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