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Join us 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. 

November 14, 2021

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Our culture makes it easy to live in fear, division, and isolation. But we can’t look at each other suspiciously when we are all gazing in wonder at something larger than ourselves. Beauty, tradition, and the arts can bring joy, common ground, and shared meaning back into our lives and communities.

Your support for the Athenaeum Center sets the stage for beauty and for a cultural revitalization, here in Chicago and around the world. With your help, we can renew the great tradition of the arts.

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