For centuries, Mary has been the subject of glorious devotional art in many genres. In May one rather unique style of Marian art arrived directly from the Vatican for display at the Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven, Conn.
This major exhibit — Full of Grace, Crowned Madonnas of the Vatican Basilica — highlight more than 90 paintings of crowned images of Mary that span several centuries. The Vatican restored them all over the last eight years. Not only is this matchless collection the major part of 120 such images at the Vatican, but it’s the first time they’ve ever left St. Peter’s in as large a group.
In fact, this exhibit’s curator is Pietro Zander, the Vatican’s chief...READ MORE