"Ex-votos are small devotional paintings that give thanks to a saint or deity. The faithful, when they perceive their prayers for miracles had been answered, would commission local artist to paint ex-votos as an expression of thanks and gratitude. The tradition of ex-votos began in Italy during the 1400s, spread to the New World a century later, and is sill active today. Everyday Miracles: Medical Imagery in Ex-Votos explores the history and practice of ex-votos in Italy and Mexico."
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Everyday Miracles: Medical Imagery in Ex-Votos
(October 13, 2014 - November 22, 2014)