Mary Doesn't Just Wear Blue

An Exhibition

The Virgin Mary is one of the greatest icons of Western culture and art history. For centuries her image has been used to promote models of femininity. Today, her image has gone beyond religion, and Mary can be found in necklaces, t-shirts, comic books, and even underpants.

This website is a testimony to the exhibition that took place at the YorkExplore Library (York, United Kingdom) from 12 July to 26 September 2019.

11 artists re-imagine Mary as a cultural icon beyond religion. The exhibition invites the audience to explore how Mary can take shape as a non-religious icon, and how her image adapts to current times. What kind of woman do the artists show? How does Mary’s image adapt to current ideas of femininity and womanhood?