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Saints and Prophets

April 2, 2005–February 26, 2006
West Building, Ground Floor, G21

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery of Art.

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Original exhibition poster
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Overview:  The depiction of religious figures, from Old Testament prophets to martyred saints, was popular in prints from the Middle Ages onward. This exhibit presented a variety of biblical and religious treatises and showed how the illustrations of religious figures were applied to enhance the text.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art. Neal Turtell, executive librarian, was curator.