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Beyond Eve and Mary: Premodern Representations of Gender, Power, and ReligionJanuary 27, 2023 through May 26, 2023
Charlotte and Charles Rain Gallery, first floor
Two biblical figures—Eve, the seductress responsible for the taint of original sin, and Mary, the pure virgin mother of Christ—have shaped polarized images of women in Western religion, politics, and the arts. This exhibition examines Eve and Mary through thematic groupings of works and encourages viewers to consider how multifaceted gender was in the premodern period.
This exhibition is organized by Carole Levin, Willa Cather Emerita Professor of History, and Patricia A. Simpson, professor of German.