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 12, 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, 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.
Due to the holidays, the library will be closed from the afternoon of December 18, 2015 through January 3, 2016, reopening on the first Monday of the new year. Please check our website for the hours when we are open to the public.
In addition, please visit the Ars Mystica exhibition at Blackfriars Gallery, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, which inspired our exhibit.