The Magdalene in Art

Please note that this course is now fully booked.
Contact Alison Ogden if you wish to be placed on the waiting list.

MagdaleneInArtMary Magdalene has been proclaimed ‘the apostle to the apostles’.

She was the first person to whom Jesus appeared after his resurrection and the first to share the ‘good news’ with Jesus’ other disciples. She has also been referred to as a prostitute, though there is nothing in the New Testament to support that claim. Who was this woman? And how has she been perceived and presented to us throughout the centuries?

In this course, we will seek an answer to these questions as we look at some of the numerous works of art, both in painting and in sculpture, that have portrayed Mary Magdalene throughout the centuries. We will explore the way in which she has been presented in the Gospels, in Apocryphal writing, in legend and even in modern drama and literature.


Price  £45, includes lunch and refreshments

Contact Alison Ogden for booking enquiries
aogden@dev.sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception)