Saturday, 04 April, 2020
The Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA) will present a lecture by Terrence Dempsey, S.J., the museum’s founding director, “The Crucifixion in Art History,” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, in the museum’s nave gallery.
The talk provides an engaging historical overview of the way the death of Jesus has been represented in art over the centuries, from its first appearance (which might be later than you thought) to the present day.
Discover how the image of the Crucifixion has reflected the values, customs, beliefs and historical events of the many cultures in which it has appeared.
The lecture will be followed by an opportunity to see the various Crucifixion-related works on display in the exhibition Surface to Source.
The talk is free and open to the public.