Current
Exhibitions

DEC 6, 2013–MAY 25, 2014

Saints and Sinners: The Bible as Word and Image  

Marc Chagall, Bathsheba before King David, 1956, etching on paper, collection MCAM
Marc Chagall, Bathsheba before King David, 1956, etching on paper, collection MCAM

Marc Chagall

Bathsheba before King David
1956

Showcasing works on paper from the collection of the Mills College Art Museum, Saints and Sinners: The Bible as Word and Image examines themes from the Old and New Testament through five centuries of printmaking and drawing.

Featuring prints by early Northern European masters, including Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach, the Elder, and Lucas van Leyden, as well as 20th century artistic pioneers Marc Chagall and Giorgio de Chirico, the exhibition demonstrates evolving artistic representations of familiar Bible texts.

Saints and Sinners: The Bible as Word and Image is curated by an interdisciplinary group of Mills students in the courses Northern European Art and The Bible as Literature.

This project is made possible through support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.