Title

Identiy : an exploration of the exhibition "There's something about Mary"

Date of Award

2011

Document Type

Masterʼs Research Paper

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Art & Art History

First Advisor

Scott B. Montgomery

Keywords

Mary Magdalene, Saint -- Art, Painting -- Exhibitions, Identity (Philosophical concept) in art, Feminism in art

Abstract

"The exhibition "There's Something About Mary," held at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in September 2009, invited sixteen contemporary artists to interpret the image of Mary Magdalene. Despite great variety oftreatment, an overarching theme of identity-personal and collective-emerges from the artworks. The artists reference Mary Magdalene's many identities, creating a broader dialogue with both the history of art and issues of the contemporary world"

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