Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea

National Museum of Woman Art
USA, Washington
December 5, 2014 - April 12, 2014

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The exhibition is curated by Monsignor Timothy Verdon, Melissa Katz, Amy Remensnyder and Miri Rubin, and features Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces that depict the image of the Virgin Mary. It features over 60 works, including paintings, sculptures and textiles from the Vatican Museums, the Uffizi Gallery, the Doria Pamphilj Gallery, as well from other European and American museums and private collections. Many of the pieces on display have never been exhibited before in the United States. The exhibition is divided into six thematic sections that explore the concept of femininity represented by the Virgin Mary, along with the sacred and social function that her image has played throughout the centuries. Among other things, the exhibition brings together for the first time the work of four artists: Sofonisba Anguissola, Artemisia Gentileschi, Orsola Maddalena Caccia and Elisabetta Sirani. Also on display are the works of Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Pontormo, Caravaggio and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo.


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Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea

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