Vision of Art and Faith

26th October, 2021

Date for your Diary  We are delighted to be part of the forthcoming exhibition, ‘A Vision of Art and Faith’, taking place at the Marian Library Gallery at the University of Dayton in Ohio, USA, from 4 April – 26 August 2022.

This exhibit explores the legacy of Italian artist Ezio Anichini, whose expansive career bridged the art nouveau style of the early 20th century and the propaganda of the World War I era.  Throughout his work are recurring figures, in particular the Virgin Mary of the Litany of Loreto, and this exhibition will feature two of the unique embroidered panels of the Litany of Loreto from the RSN’s Textile Collection.  These stunning Goldwork pieces form a series of 12 different designs which were generously donated to us by the Mayfield convent in Surrey, England in the 1970s. They were identified as designs by Annichini in 2016.  The two that will be on display will be: “Mater Inviolata” and the “Salus Infirmorum,”

The exhibition is free to enter.  For further details on the exhibition, please visit their website.

Our Chief Executive, Dr Susan Kay-Williams, will also be giving an Online Talk, revealing more details about the stunning Litany of Loreto series as part of the exhibition programme.

Vision of Art and Faith