H I G H L Y  F A V O R E D

    Contemporary Images of the Virgin Mary
by Twenty-nine Artists of the Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant Traditions


Mary Morgan, Madonna of the
Hagia Sophia

Janet McKenzie - Mary,
A Mother's Sorrow

     The Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute is honored to receive the traveling exhibit, Highly Favored: Contemporary Images of the Virgin Mary, from CIVA, Christians in the Visual Arts.
     The exhibit consists of thirty-six contemporary representations of Mary created by artists of Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox traditions. The medium and the form vary greatly from abstract to figurative, as well as two-dimensional to sculpture. Each artist has written a statement explaining their particular work. The juror, Fr. Terrence E. Dempsey, S.J., a Jesuit priest and the Founding Director of the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA) at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri, has written an overview, which situates the exhibit and Mary’s place within it.
     The exhibit will be held in the Roesch Library Gallery from July 1 – September 15, 2007. The Mary Page has a link to the CIVA website for the images and the commentary. Printed material from The Marian Library will be available at the exhibit.
     We wish to express our gratitude to Sandra Bowden, Gordon College, and CIVA’s staff for the preparation of the art and the resource materials. 


Exhibit located in the Roesch Library Gallery


July 1September 15, 2007


Tatianna Grant,

The Holy Virgin with the Child

Katherine Bayly - The Passion of Mary

Lalo Garcia, Nativity

Return to The Mary Page
To view other pictures, visit civa.org and click on Exhibition