Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place

Unknown Artist / Votive bust of a young man, 300 BCE-100 BCE © Musée du Louvre, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Thierry Olliver / Art Resource, NY.
September 14, 2018–January 6, 2019

“Examining votive objects—often created to fulfill a vow or as a pledge and placed at a sacred space or site of communal memory—Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place will look at the things humans choose to offer in their votive transactions and will strive to uncover the most intimate moments in the lives of humans, revealing how our dreams and hopes, as well as our fears and anxieties, find form in votive offerings.”

This exhibition includes an important loan from the Louvre of an Etruscan anatomical bust from the 3rd to 2nd century BC.