“Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea,” a new exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) , takes a look at the representation of the Virgin Mary in Renaissance and Baroque Europe. This landmark exhibition brings together more than 60 Renaissance- and Baroque-era masterworks from the Vatican Museums, Uffizi Gallery, and other museums, churches, and private collections in Europe and the United States. Presenting the multi-faceted images of Mary is part of the NMWA's ongoing program of major historical loan exhibitions that examine humanist themes related to womankind.
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Elisabetta Sirani, Virgin and Child (detail), 1663; Gift of Wallace and Wilhel - See more at: http://nmwa.org/exhibitions/picturing-mary-woman-mother-idea#sthash.vOoiKlXv.dpuf