The Marian Library Gallery in 2017

The gallery schedule for 2017 invites exploration of various media, cultures and expressions of Mary in religious art.


Litany of Loreto

January 24 – March 10, 2017

Litany of Loreto in Images

The highly symbolic illustrations of the Litany of Loreto by Josef Sebastian Klauber (ca. 1700-1768) are of great spiritual richness and motivation. Mary's profile is that of the exalted Mother, Virgin and Queen, as suits the period.


Mary's flowers by Schapker

March 25 – June 9, 2017

Mary's Flowers in Contemporary Art

Holly Schapker lends her exquisite talent to retrace Mary's life with the flowers of events such as the Annunciation, the Visitation, the Nativity, life in Nazareth and Christ's Passion.

This exhibit is part of Mary's Gardens which also features a live, indoor garden filled with flowers and plants named for Mary as well as the history of the Mary Garden movement through the personal archives of the founder, John S. Stokes Jr.   


Ex Oriente Lux

June 26 – September 8, 2017

Ex Oriente Lux: Marian Art in Asia

With the exception of famous artists like Sadao Watanabe (Japan) and He Qui (China), the variety and originality of religious Asian art is little known to the Western world. This exhibit shows how Mary is perceived and represented in some Asian countries.


Symbols of Grace

September 25 – November 10, 2017

Symbols of Grace

How does the art of emblems visualize the person of Mary? What is the artistic originality of this iconographical expression? What is the original meaning and message of emblems?


Nov. 27, 2017 – Jan. 5, 2018

At the Manger: World Nativity Traditions

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