MAR 25 Gallery Talk: Mother and Child

Enjoy a divine lunch break.

Bite-size lunchtime talks are offered most Wednesdays throughout the special exhibition, Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea.

Museum staff members facilitate interactive talks that encourage close looking and the investigation of mediums, techniques, or overarching themes of the exhibition.

This week, Assistant Educator Ashley W. Harris shares some of her favorite depictions of “mother and child” subject matter in this special exhibition.


ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:

NMWA’s ground-breaking exhibition Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea examines the concept of womanhood represented by the Virgin Mary and the power her image has exerted through time. Iconic and devotional, and also filled with social and political significance, the image of the Virgin Mary shaped Western art from the 6th to the 18th century.

National Museum of Women in the Arts