Sacred Image 1: Immaculate Conception With Denis McNamara

The exciting new series, The Sacred Image, is a production of Benedictine College, and sponsored by our Center for Beauty and Culture.

In this series, Denis McNamara, associate professor and the director of the Center of Beauty and Culture at Benedictine College, explores how God communicates himself to us through great works of art. As we celebrate The Feast of the Immaculate Conception, please enjoy this first episode examining “The Immaculate Conception” by painter Francisco de Zurbarán.

Dr. McNamara who is an Associate Professor and Executive Director of the Center for Beauty and Culture at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas.

McNamara holds a BA in the History of Art from Yale University and a PhD in Architectural History from the University of Virginia. From 2000 to 2019 he was a faculty member of the Liturgical Institute at Mundelein Seminary, the University of Saint Mary of the Lake, in Illinois.