The Annunciation in Art
Kathryn Barush, D.Phil.
Assistant Professor of Art History and Religion
Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University
Sunday, May 20
Nine months before Christmas, usually on March 25th, Catholics celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation, when Gabriel appeared to Mary to announce the incarnation. Luke's gospel account of this moment has captured the Catholic artistic and devotional imagination through the ages, and crossed cultural and historical boundaries.
Professor Barush will unpack some of the complex, beautiful, and sometimes puzzling iconography - or language of symbols - used by artists to depict this moment that Mary said yes to God.