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Mothers and Masterworks

May 7, 2013 | Blanton Museum of Art

In honor of Mother’s Day, Stephanie Piefer Niemeyer, from the museum’s education department, writes about two works depicting mother and child featured in the Blanton Museum of Art’s exhibition of masterworks. Isis and Horus. Demeter and Persephone. Mary and Jesus. Imagery of mother and child are plentiful in the history of art. They are symbols…

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May 2013 Sarah Pfannenschmidt is a research intern in the Prints and Drawings Department and is finishing her degree in information science, with a focus on digital humanities. In the spring of 2012, as an intern for the curator of exhibitions, I had the pleasure of researching the theory and practice of fine art conservation…

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