Notre Dame Professor Rosenberg Discusses Leonardo da Vinci April 10

Charles M. Rosenberg, Ph.D., professor emeritus of art history at the University of Notre Dame.

March 27, 2018

'Leonardo da Vinci: Painter of Mysteries'

Gonzaga News Service 
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Charles M. Rosenberg, Ph.D., professor emeritus of art history at the University of Notre Dame, will discuss "Leonardo da Vinci: Painter of Mysteries" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 10. The event, hosted by the Jundt Art Museum at Gonzaga University and organized by the Notre Dame Club of Spokane as the 2018 Hesburgh Lecture, is free and open to all, and will be held in the Jundt Art Museum's Charlotte Y. Martin Foundation Lecture Hall.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) is one of the greatest painters of religious subjects of all time. Professor Rosenberg's lecture examines some of Leonardo's most important Renaissance-era religious paintings as a means of revealing the artist's unique vision of the profound mysteries of the Christian faith. 

Rosenberg joined the Notre Dame faculty in 1980. An internationally recognized authority on Italian Renaissance and Baroque art, Rosenberg has held numerous national fellowships, including ones to the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence and the American Academy in Rome. The author of several dozen articles and reviews, he has also published a book on art and politics in Renaissance Ferrara. He is the editor of a book on art and patronage in six northern Italian Renaissance cities, and has just completed a catalog of Notre Dame's collection of Rembrandt's religious prints.

Inspired by the example of lifelong learning from the late Father Theodore M. Hesburgh, president of Notre Dame for 35 years (1952-1987), the Hesburgh Lecture Series has brought Notre Dame faculty to Notre Dame clubs and their local communities since 1986. The lectures, presented mostly by tenured faculty, showcase the depth and breadth of Notre Dame's academic expertise in research and teaching.

The Jundt Art Museum's exhibitions and events are free and open to the public from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Saturday; closed Sundays and University holidays. For more information call (509) 313-6843 or visit