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The Continuing Victorian Narrative: Lightbearers

In this segment M&G Director Erin Jones continues exploring the theme of redemption through three Victorian portraits.

The Continuing Victorian Narrative: Charles Dickens Social Realism Novels

Dickens fictional works were key in uncovering some of the Victorian Era’s most egregious social problems, especially those related to children. In this segment we look at three of his most disturbing villains.

The Continuing Victorian Narrative: A Christmas Carol

We conclude our exploration of The Continuing Victorian Narrative with one of Dickens’ most beloved tales, A Christmas Carol.

Henry Cole: The Origin of Christmas Cards

Even in a digital age, we still love sending and receiving Christmas Cards, but what is the origin of this popular tradition?

Frederic James Shields: The Pre-Raphaelites

Watch this video to learn how Dr. Karen Rowe “reads” one of the most intriguing works in our Museum & Gallery collection.

Symbols in Religious Art: The Four Apostles

In our next few videos Dr. Jones will explore the fascinating topic of symbolism in religious art. In this first segment he’ll discuss those symbols specifically related to the four Apostles.

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Symbols in Religious Art: Prominent Bible Characters

In this second segment, Dr. Jones will explore the attributes of several other prominent Bible characters.

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Symbols in Religious Art: Attributes of the Martyrs

In this video Dr. Jones shares the stories and identifying symbols associated with some of the most “popular” martyrs portrayed in Religious art.

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Symbols in Religious Art: Earthly Saints and Heavenly Spirits

In our 4th installment on this topic, Dr. Jones shares attributes and legends connected with several historical and Biblical figures, including the 5th century church father Jerome of Stridon and the Archangel Michael.

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Symbols in Religious Art: Representations of Deity

In our final Symbols in Art segment, Dr. Jones sums up how the study of religious art can bring “beauty, knowledge, and culture into our lives.”