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A Space for Dialogue 80

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January 2014

Visions of the Virgin: Manifestations of Mary and Personal Devotion

Jessica Womack ’14, Levinson Intern

Published by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College

2014, 2 pages

This installation investigates the Virgin as a trope and looks at some of the ways in which artists manipulate her to evoke personal piety in both religious and secular contexts that transcend particular cultures. It includes four works—a painting on steel, a photograph, a terracotta jar, and a color lithograph—all created in the twentieth century by artists from the Americas. Produced in different cultures and at different times, these objects present distinctive iterations and interpretations of the Virgin Mary as an object of art and devotion.

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