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DC: Picturing Mary Exhibit Tour
CWA tour of the National Museum of Women in the Art's Exhibition, Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea

Cost: $12

Join the Chicago Women's Alliance Chapter in touring the NMWA's current exhibition, Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea. The exhibit explores the concept of womanhood represented by the Virgin Mary as well as the social and sacred functions her image has served through time. This landmark exhibition organized by the National Museum of Women in the Arts brings together more than 60 Renaissance- and Baroque-era masterworks from the Vatican Museums, Uffizi Gallery, and other museums, churches, and private collections in Europe and the United States.

Divided into six thematic sections, the exhibition presents images of Mary as a daughter, cousin, and wife; the mother of an infant; a bereaved parent; the protagonist in a rich life story developed through the centuries; a link between heaven and earth; and an active participant in the lives of those who revere her.

The exhibition features works made by both female and male artists. Paintings by Sofonisba Anguissola, Artemisia Gentileschi, Orsola Maddalena Caccia (an Ursuline nun who ran a bustling painting studio in her convent in northern Italy), and Elisabetta Sirani highlight the varied ways in which women artists conceptualized the subject of Mary. These artists’ works are featured alongside treasured Marian paintings, sculptures, and drawings by Fra Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Pontormo, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, and others.

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Sponsored by the Chicago Women's Alliance

Event Contact
Martha Kinsella

Staff Liaison
Alexandria Schultz, AM'13


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Event Information
Saturday, Mar 21 2015 at 10:30am [ iCal ]
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC 20005
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