Fans of Dappled Things in the Washington, DC area may like to check out this art exhibition — “Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea” — at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. It features pieces from the Vatican Museum and Uffizi Gallery, among other collections. From the NMWA website:
Divided into six thematic sections, the exhibition presents images of Mary as a daughter, cousin, and wife; the mother of an infant; a bereaved parent; the protagonist in a rich life story developed through the centuries; a link between heaven and earth; and an active participant in the lives of those who revere her.
Mark your calendars: the exhibit will open Dec. 5, 2014, and run through April 12, 2015. Whether you’re in the area or out, check out the “online exhibition exploring global traditions in Marian imagery, further contextualizing the artworks on view in the galleries” that will be offered on the museum’s website.