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5/8/12: Kay Turner, Living with the Sacred: The Home Altar as Ex-voto 0 L. Cashman At the John D. Calandra Institute, New York, NY:Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 6 pmLiving with the Sacred: The Home Altar as Ex-votoKay Turner, Brooklyn Arts Council/New York University Using Italian-American and Mexican-American examples from her research on Catholic women's domestic altar traditions, folklorist Kay Turner discusses the liveliness of relationships between women and the saints they venerate personally. For these women, holy images and statues are not just static representations, but signs of affiliation and maternal legacy. At the altar associations with the saints are built over time, using multiple means such as prayer, narrative, and ritual. The talk is presented in cooperation with the Brooklyn Arts Council and its festival Half the Sky: Brooklyn Women in Traditional Performance, April-June 2012. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute25 West 43rd Street, 17th floorNew York, New York 10036(Between 5th and 6th Avenues)http://calandra.i-italy.org/Please note: Due to ongoing renovation of our building's lobby, the 43rdStreet entrance will be closed. There will be an alternate entrance throughthe retail space to the east of the 43rd Street entrance during businesshours (7 am - 8 pm). After 8 pm or on weekends, please use the entrance at28 West 44th Street. The 44th Street entrance is also available duringregular business hours.   RSVP by calling (212) 642-2094. Please note that seating is limited and wecannot reserve seats.
by L. Cashman
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
9/16/11--5/25/12: Graces Received: Painted and Metal Ex-votos from Italy 0 L. Cashman Graces Received: Painted and Metal Ex-votos from Italy The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, New York, NYThe works featured in the exhibition date from 1865 to 1959 and are from the collection of Professor Leonard Norman Primiano of Cabrini College. Within Catholicism, ex-votos are votive objects offered in thanks for heavenly intercession with a misfortune such as an accident or illness. Historically, objects in Italy included metal ex-votos that took the shape of persons (e.g., a soldier, a swaddled infant), afflicted body parts, or hearts representing the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In addition, painted narrative tablets (tavolette), usually on wood, often depicted the dramatic moment of crisis for which intercession was requested. Ex-votos were an important part of the Italian-American religious practices in New York City in the first half of the twentieth century.   On view September 16, 2011 to May 25, 2012   Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor New York, N.Y. 10036Telephone #:(212) 642-2094 Fax #:(212) 642-2030Email is: calandra@qc.eduhttp://calandra.i-italy.org/
by L. Cashman
Wednesday, May 02, 2012

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