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Love, Art and Devotion: Sacred Objects, Sacred Moments and Ars Mystica

Tuesday, December 8th 2015 to Friday, February 19th 2016

The Flora Lamson Hewlett Library presents a new exhibition, Love, Art and Devotion: Sacred Objects, Sacred Moments and Ars Mystica, that runs from December 8, 2015 to February 19, 2016.

The work case exhibition features objects representing many different faiths and cultures. Among the featured objects are two unique pieces of antique Coptic and early Christian textiles that were originally collected by Louis Tiffany (one of the featured pieces shown here), a paper mache Virgin of Guadalupe, masks and bronze objects from the Sacred World Art Collection,  an array of crosses and rare books. This is the first time any of these items have been exhibited in the library.

The walls feature Madhubani paintings, a wonderful folk art tradition used for decoration for social and religious ceremonies. This rural art form was developed by women from Mithila, an area in the state of Bihar, India. 

Please check our website for the hours when we are open to the public as we have shorter hours in January .

In addition, please visit the Ars Mystica exhibition at Blackfriars Gallery, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, which inspired our exhibit.