Picturing Mary Scholar Talk: Amy G. Remensnyder

The Unexpected Mary

There’s something about Mary...

Join us on select Fridays throughout the run of the special exhibition, Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea, to hear from contemporary scholars and to explore themes and artworks on view.

Amy G. Remensnyder, Professor of History at Brown University, will lead this introduction to the imagery and cross-cultural influence of the Virgin Mary. 


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