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Exhibitions and Events

GALLERY 1
Most Highly Favored: The Life of the Virgin Mary

January 6 - March 4, 2017

Image credit: Albrect Dürer, Visitation, engraving, Bowden Collections

This exhibition's title is derived from the angel Gabriel’s greeting to Mary in Luke 1:28 and the Basque hymn, Most Highly Favored Lady. Drawn from the collection of Sandra Bowden, the exhibition includes over 50 paintings, sculptures and objects of devotion by artists from over twenty countries. All of these come together to offer a visual feast that inspires and communicates not only how the life of Mary has influenced the church, but also how her life still lives on in cultures around the globe.

Image credit: Tamara Adams, Black Madonna, acrylic on canvas, Bowden Collections

Reception and Gallery Talk with Sandra Bowden

Thursday, January 26 - 6pm (Center Art Gallery)
Join Sandra Bowden, as she discusses the exhibition and shares ideas about collecting religious art. Refreshments served afterwards.

Image credit: Tatiana Grant, Icon of the Mother of God with St. Michael and St. Gabriel, egg tempera on wood, Bowden Collections

Calvin Symposium on Worship

Thursday, January 26 - Saturday, January 28
The Worship Symposium brings many opportunities to discuss art, and the integration of worship. A session on this exhibition will be held on Friday at 1:15pm. For information on this and other sessions, please visit the Worship Symposium website or consult the program.

GALLERY 2

Ecce Homo

January 6 - March 4, 2017

Image credit: Cornelis Cort, Ecce Homo, etching and engraving, Bowden Collections

Ecce homo is Latin for “behold the man.” This declaration refers to the presentation of Christ by the Roman ruler, Pontius Pilate, before the Jewish mob as described in John 19. In this exhibition, over 20 works of art from the collection of Sandra Bowden are arranged to place the viewer at the scene where Jesus was condemned by the crowd to die. Among the artists included are: Jacques Callot, George Rouault, Max Beckman, Otto Dix, Bruce Herman, Tyrus Clutter and Salvador Dali.

Image credit: Salvador Dali, Ecce Homo, lithograph, Bowden Collections

Reception and Gallery Talk with Sandra Bowden

Thursday, January 26 - 6pm (Center Art Gallery)
Join Sandra Bowden, as she discusses the exhibition and shares ideas about collecting religious art. Refreshments served afterwards.

Calvin Symposium on Worship

Thursday, January 26 - Saturday, January 28
The Worship Symposium brings many opportunities to discuss art, and the integration of worship. A session on this exhibition will be held on Saturday at 1:15pm. For information on this and other sessions, please visit the Worship Symposium website or consult the program.