Magnificat, The Song of Mary
Men frequently seem to take centre stage in the Bible’s stories: patriarchs and prophets, warriors and kings, priests and apostles. But look more closely and this is a narrative entirely impossible without women, who determine its course, enlarge its horizons, and live out its consequences at every point. They include military commanders, migrants, matriarchs, and queens, and are the close intimates of—and first witnesses—to Jesus. The exhibitions here bring to the fore some of these biblical women.