La Papessa Discovered as a Virtue

One of the amazing things about the exhibit Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C. was the astonishing number of pieces that had never before been seen in the United States. That, in my view, is an astounding feat and triumph for the curators of […]

When a Puppy is More Than a Puppy

Another symbol my cousins and I found in several of the artworks in the show “Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea” at the National Museum of Women in the Arts was that of a puppy or dog. WHAAaaaa????

Southern Pilgrimage, Part Two

The first priority of my Easter trip down south was to visit relatives—some of whom I had not seen in quite some time, having moved back from the west coast just last year. Another reason to make the visit was to reminisce at some of my favorite places around Washington D.C. and see some exhibits […]