Gallery Talk: If You Don’t Cry (Then You Just Don’t Feel It Deep Enough)



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How do artists conjure suffering? When do we cry, and how can artwork shed light on our own most painful, and joyous, experiences? Join educator Sam Anderson-Ramos for a participatory conversation reflecting on images of tears, and the stories they tell. 

Mater Dolorosa Sorrowing Virgin

Dieric Bouts. Mater Dolorosa (Sorrowing Virgin), 1480/1500. Chester D. Tripp Fund; Chester D. Tripp Endowment; through prior acquisition of Max and Leola Epstein. 

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