Picturing Mary Scholar Talk: Kim Butler Wingfield

There’s something about Mary...

Join us on select dates 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.

Kim Butler Wingfield, Associate Professor and Program Director in Art History at American University, will lead this discussion about the importance of Mary imagery across time and place. 


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