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Emerson Gallery

History of Exhibitions

2010-11

Stations

September 13, 2010 - January 2, 2011

This exhibition explores questions about the definition of religious art and what makes images religious. Is it the artist’s intention? The use made of objects by theirviewers? A ritualized setting? An object’s permanence? Fine craftsmanship? Ultimately, the exhibit self-referentially questions the role of the gallery space for the display and use of religious imagery. Stations is organized around seven thematic stations, each comprised of a pair of objects. The groupings provoke questions for viewers that serve to unravel the various aspects of religious art.

Organized by Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate, with Consulting Director Ian Berry and Associate Director and Curator Susanna White.