Hagiography & Popular Religion: A Personal Journey

Haley Art Gallery

Oct. 28, 2023, 06:00 pm

178 Haley Road
PHONE 617 584-2580


Haley Art Gallery will host a talk on Saturday, October 28 starting at 1 p.m., by artist, Carlos Vega on Hagiography & Popular Religion: A Personal Journey. Vega, a Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Wellesley College, will discuss how his academic focus on literature, culture, and hagiography (the study of the lives of saints), led him to his passion for hagiographic motifs in an American/Hispanic context.

Vega will examine the role of religious cultural icons and symbols (products of both European Catholic and Native American traditions), in a political and aesthetic agenda and how he integrates these motifs in his artistic work as part of the gallery’s current exhibit In Art We Trust which will remain on view through November 18.

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