Chinese bodhisattva Guanyin is the goddess of compassion and mercy. Guanyin loosely translates to “the one who hears the cries of the world.” Images of Guanyin with child and the Virgin Mary with the Christ child share a striking resemblance. Assistant Curator of Education Angela May discusses this hybridization of these two sacred icons.
Art and Conversation is for people who want to learn more about art in an informal and interactive setting. These programs, with the exception of May and July, are held on the first Thursday of each month January through October at 10:30 a.m. Coffee and light refreshments are available one half-hour prior in the Main Lobby. Lectures are led by curators or guest lecturers, and attendees are encouraged to ask questions, share thoughts and ideas, and actively participate in the learning process.