Update 3/25: Great show, workshop and conference (below). Recommended is a visit the the National Gallery of Art and the Medieval and Renaissance sections as a compliment to this exhibition.
The Exhibition book was sold out. Ask to be put on the wait list in the gift shop. Two other books, both very good, are still available there:
Art and Prayer: The Beauty of Turning to God (Mount Tabor Books) Hardcover – October 1, 2014 by Timothy Verdon
Mary Hardcover – September 1, 2009 by Martina Degl'Innocenti
The Pieta, a topic (and statue) that came up more than once, would be worth posting on in the future. It will take time to sort through various details.
Some photos at the bottom of this post.
The opening day of the conference will be held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and will feature a keynote address by renowned medieval historian Dr. Miri Rubin, Professor of Medieval and Early Modern History at the University of London. Among Professor Rubin’s publications is Mother of God: A History of the Virgin Mary. The second day of the conference will be held at the Pryzbyla Center on the campus of The Catholic University of America and will feature several morning and afternoon sessions along with a light reception.
Please indicate your interest in attending by filling out the registration form...
From the NMWA Website:
Picturing Mary Workshop: Egg Tempera Renaissance and Baroque Techniques and Materials Interested in creating “egg-cellent” tempera?
Join us for the final hands-on workshop in a three-part series inspired by
Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea.
Guest artist Roberta Marovelli will introduce egg tempera, the time-honored paint medium created by combining color pigment with yolk, to a multigenerational audience. Participants will have ample time to learn from this skilled artist, practice the technique using specialized materials and tools, and explore tempera paintings in the exhibition. March 21.