Hail Mary, Full of Grace, Fueled by Grit

Saturday, February 25, 3:30 PM

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How do we find contemporary, personal meaning in the story of Mary? What should we make of the ways that Isabella Stewart Gardner incorporated portraits of Mary in her galleries? Rev. Gloria E. White-Hammond and Celene Ibrahim discuss these questions, this evocative painting, and more with Peggy Burchenal, Esther Stiles Eastman Curator of Education and Public Programs.

Speakers: Rev. Gloria E. White-Hammond, MD, Co-Pastor at Bethel A.M.E. Church, Swartz Resident Practitioner in Ministry Studies at Harvard Divinity School, and Co-Founder of My Sister's Keeper and Celene Ibrahim, Muslim Chaplain at Tufts University and Islamic Studies Scholar-in-Residence at Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College

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Exhibition support is provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. This exhibition also is supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which receives support from the State of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as by the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.

Image: Simone Martini, Virgin and Child (detail), about 1325.