continues to December 31, 2013
This exhibit explores not only the age-old connection between religion and art as expressed by the Sisters of St. Ann and their students, but also how contemporary Sisters of St. Ann continue to use art as a means of expressing their spirituality and devotion to God.
In the Sistersí Parlour you will find a selection of the more traditional religious art. Some are original works, while many engage the well-established tradition of copying the work of the Masters. As you continue through the hallway you will find the work of contemporary Sisters of St. Ann which use themes from nature to celebrate their faith. Finally, in the Priestís Breakfast room, you will find an homage to one of the Sisters of St. Ann who was a classroom teacher for over sixty years. Although she was never an art teacher, her files at the SSA archives provide an incredible insight into the classroom of a master teacher, who used art to engage and teach mathematics, science and language arts.
Please enjoy this glimpse into Art and Spirituality at St. Annís Academy National Historic site Developed in conjunction with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoriaís exhibit ďNurturing the Creative Spirit: The Sisters of St. Ann.Ē
Note: St. Annís winter hours of operation start Sept. 3. Open 1-4pm Thursday to Sunday. Please call ahead 250-953-8829 for rental event schedule to avoid disappointment.