Picturing Mary Scholar Talk: Robin Darling Young

“She guarded all these words in her heart”: Mary’s Knowledge According to the Early Syrian Tradition, from Ephrem to Romanos

Meet Mary up close and personal.

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.

Robin Darling Young, Associate Professor, School of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America, will lead this discussion about Marian imagery.


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