Museum of Contemporary Religious Art
Saint Louis University's Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA) is the world's first interfaith museum of contemporary art that engages religious and spiritual themes. MOCRA is dedicated to the ongoing dialogue between contemporary artists and the world's faith traditions, and to serving as a forum for interfaith understanding. In a time when religion is viewed by many in exclusive ways, MOCRA intends to be inclusive and embracing, a center for healing and reconciliation.
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Colombian artist Erika Diettes interviewed and photographed women who had been forced to witness the torture and murder of their loved ones during that country's armed conflict. The moving black-and-white portraits, which freeze in time instants of deep sadness, are printed on large panels of fine silk. Titled "Sudarios" (Spanish for "shrouds") -- calling to mind the image of Jesus miraculously imprinted on his burial cloth -- they have been exhibited in sacred sites across the world. Described as an "accumulation of suspended pain," they will be displayed hanging from the ceiling of MOCRA's spacious former chapel.
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