Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea was a landmark exhibit featuring more than 60 paintings, sculptures, and textiles by many of the best-known Renaissance and Baroque artists. The exhibit ran from December 5, 2014 to April 12, 2015 at Washington, D.C.’s National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) and received much acclaim. With support from our scholars, we developed auxiliary programming for the exhibition that drew on the scholarship of University faculty from several disciplines.

Students and faculty from across our campus – theologians, art historians, actors and playwrights, musicologists, historians, and scholars of literature – explored the enduring relevance of Mary’s inspiration, while at the same time sought an enhanced understanding of the historic works in this show. “The University’s partnership is such a natural fit” says Nora Heimann, chair of CUA’s Department of Art and associate professor of art history. “We are eager to approach this venerable subject, in a very new and fresh way while documenting our efforts on this web site! Visit CUA.edu >

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