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Genesis and Its Interpreters
August 7, 2008 - November 16, 2008
John A. and Helen P. Becker Gallery
"The First Sacrifice after the Flood", ca. 1735 by Girolamo Pesci, Italian, 1684-1759, oil on canvas, Gift of Dr. Harry S. Parsons, Bowdoin Class of 1891, 1957.110
Organized in conjunction with a history course and lecture series, this exhibition poses a comparative study of artistic interpretations of the early books of the Old Testament. Included are prints, paintings, and illustrated texts, and particular attention is paid to artistic invention and the relationship between the scientific and the scriptural. Presented in conjunction with History 200, “Creating the World: Genesis and Its Interpreters.”