'Picturing Mary' Exhibit Explores Womanhood Through The Figure Of Jesus' Mother

August 29, 2014 2:04 PM

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'Picturing Mary' Exhibit Explores Womanhood Through The Figure Of Jesus' Mother

The Virgin Mary has played a central role in Christian art throughout the centuries, most often depicted as a holy mother with the infant Jesus. Now a new exhibit organized by the National Museum of Women in the Arts takes a comprehensive look at Mary beyond -- and encompassing -- her role as Jesus' mother.

Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea runs from December 5, 2014–April 12, 2015 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C.

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