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The Mother Prayed, The Daughter Felt Relief: Women, Motherhood & Pilgrimage in Late Medieval Europe

Sunday, May 8, 2011
02:00 PM–03:00 PM
The Mother Prayed, The Daughter Felt Relief: Women, Motherhood & Pilgrimage in Late Medieval Europe

Medieval stories recounting miracles at the shrines of the saints suggest that women frequently sought healing for their injured or ailing children, thereby gaining social and cultural power from their brushes with the miraculous.

 Leigh Ann Craig, author of Wandering Women and Holy Matrons: Women as Pilgrims in the Later Middle Ages (Brill, 2009) and Associate Professor of History at Virginia Commonwealth University will show how women’s roles as mothers could justify these pilgrimage travels.

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Thursday Nights at the Walters

Date: 09/05/13 - 12/18/14

Time: 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Discover how the Walters comes alive at night! Every Thursday from 5-9 p.m., you can wander the galleries, see special exhibitions for FREE, eat in our café and find the perfect gift at the museum store.

American Artists Abroad

Date: 04/19/14 - 06/22/14

Time: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Tourists, students, expatriates, cosmopolitans, and explorers, American artists traveled widely during the nineteenth century. This exhibition explores this theme and features work by Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, and James McNeill Whistler, among others. It celebrates the completion of a grant-funded project, sponsored by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, to catalogue and photograph more than 600 American paintings, drawings, and miniatures.

Walk-In Tour: Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Date: 04/27/14

Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Take the opportunity to tour our spring exhibition with its curator, for only the price of an exhibition ticket (free for members)! A private collection of contemporary Japanese ceramics serves as the introduction to the traditional way of flower arranging, called “ikebana.” Works of art in different media from the permanent collection will add social and aesthetic context to the ceramics. Meet Dr. Robert Mintz in the Centre Street lobby for this installment of our Sunday walk-in tours.

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