Seminars on the Vatican Art Exhibit
A series of ten seminars is offered to those interested in exploring the many themes of the exhibit, "The Mother of God: Art Celebrates Mary."
§ Entry: Free
§ Location: Roesch Library - LTC Studio, ground floor
§ Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursdays (see dates below)
Sept. 18 A Short History of Marian Art - Johann G. Roten
This seminar puts the artworks of the Vatican exhibit in context with art history (styles, elements, periods)
Sept. 25 Portraits of Mary in the Bible - Bertrand Buby
What does the Bible Tell Us About Mary?
Oct. 2 The Madonna in Italian Art - Dr. Roger Crum
Many pieces of this exhibit are of Italian origin. What does Italian art tell us about the representations of Mary?
Oct. 9 Marian Devotion: Meaning and Milestones - Thomas A. Thompson
A number of paintings depict and illustrate Marian devotions. Why and how did and do Catholics venerate Mary?
Oct. 16 The Nativity in Art - Johann G. Roten
The Vatican exhibit shows a number of representations of the Nativity. This seminar explores some of the artistic and cultural expressions of Christmas.
Oct. 23 Windows unto Eternity: The Art of Icons - Johann G. Roten
What are some of the pictorial and theological characteristics of icons?
Oct. 30 Art and Prayer: The Book of Hours - Bro. William Fackovec
Witness of the unity between art and religion, the Book of Hours was the prayer book of lay people in medieval times.
Nov. 6 “I Am Black But Beautiful” - Mrs. Vincenzina Krymow
Black Madonnas enjoy special interest and popularity in the present. What is their meaning and mystery?
Nov. 13 The Seventh Art: The Life of Mary in Film - Michael Duricy, M.A., S.T.L
Film is one of the most influential forms of art. What do recent films on Mary’s life tell us?
Nov. 20 The Thousand Faces of Mary - Dr. Judith Huacuja
This exhibit shows a strongly cultural image of Mary. The seminar highlights the importance of culture for art and religion.
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