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Sir James MacMillan

Composer & Conductor

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Alexander Stoddart

Sculptor In Ordinary to His Majesty King Charles III

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James McCrery, II AIA, NCARB

Principal, McCrery Architects

The Fourth Annual Catholic Art Institute conference took place on Oct. 30, 2022,
bringing together the world’s leading artists and scholars to rediscover the power of beauty in the modern world.

The Conference opened with a Choral High Mass for the Feast of Christ the King in Chicago’s historic St. John Cantius Church with selections composed by conference keynote speaker, Sir James MacMillan.

Please see the video of the High Mass posted below, along with a photo gallery of the day.

We are deeply grateful to the speakers, sponsors, members, friends, and patrons of the Catholic Art Institute for their support!

Special thanks to the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius as well as Massimo Scapin, Music Director, for their support with the opening High Mass, as well as the Athenaeum Center for Thought & Culture for hosting this inspiring event!

                                 CONFERENCE AGENDA

12:30-1:40    Choral High Latin Mass, St. John Cantius Church
1:45 -2:00    Registration Athenaeum Center
2:00 -2:45    Catered Lunch upon arrival at the Athenaeum Center (for all inclusive ticket holders)

2:30-2:55     Registration Athenaeum Center (for conference only ticket holders)
3:00-3:45    Speaker: James McCrery
3:45 -4:00    Break

4:00-4:45     Speaker: Alexander Stoddart
4:45-5:00     Break

5:00-6:00     Keynote Address: Sir James McMillan
6:00-6:30    Reception & Networking Time

6:30- 8:30    Dinner in the Athenaeum Center's Paradiso Room

8:30- 9:00    Panel Discussion moderated by William Newton, Art Critic & Contributor to Spectator World


Photography by Damian Chlanda

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