The desert has long been an area of fascination for western Christianity. In the Egyptian desert, God comes to Moses in the form of a burning bush that is not consumed. In the Judean desert, Christ fasts for forty days and nights. John the Baptist goes out into the desert. In this talk by graduate student gallery talk lecturer Denva Jackson, we will look at the different ways in which the desert is conceived of in paintings from the MFA collection and consider its special significance in western Christendom.
The Desert: Space and Place
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sharf Visitor Center
- Admission Free with Admission - No Ticket Required
- This event is free with cost of admission.
- Event Type
- Gallery Activities and Tours