'Everyday Miracles' Art Exhibit at Duquesne Explores Faith and Healing
A traveling exhibit from The National Library of Medicine (NLM) that features examples of the ex-votos tradition of devotional art is open to the public now through Saturday, Aug. 2. Hosted by Duquesne University's Gumberg Library, the Everyday Miracles: Medical Imagery in Ex-Votos exhibit examines the intriguing intersection of medicine, art and faith.
The art of "ex-votos" (the Latin phrase which means votive offering) illustrates the relationship between prayer and healing through devotional paintings. Everyday Miracles: Medical Imagery in Ex-Votos is a representation of how the faithful give thanks for a healing or blessing and, according to the NLM, offers a rare opportunity to view health, healing and illness through the hearts and minds of the ordinary person.
Everyday Miracles is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays on the fifth floor of the Gumberg Library. For more information about ex-votos and the exhibit, visit guides.library.duq.edu/exvotos. For visitor information or group reservations, call 412.396.6130.