The first appointment will be held tomorrow 2 July at 6 pm at the Church of Sant’Agostino in Trapani (identified at the time as an exhibition pole) which in anticipation of the first exhibition scheduled in the coming weeks, will host an interesting study on one of the oldest Marian representations widespread in the Trapani area: The Madonna del Latte or galactotrofusa, in Latin Madonna lactans or Virgo Lactans.
The topic will focus, with different perspectives, Liborio Palmeri episcopal delegate for research, arts and culture e Lina Novara, art historian. The opening speech will be held by the director Anna Pia Viola who will focus on the mission of the diocesan museum as an experience of enhancing sacred art and proclaiming faith, after the greetings of Peter Messana, director of the diocesan office for cultural heritage who will briefly introduce the theme of the conference “The icon of virgo lactans: faith, art and devotion ”
“Already with the museum of contemporary art ‘San Rocco’ the diocese has found an expressive language that includes creativity and cultural and human promotion through the arts – says the new director – offering itself not only as a space for the preservation and memory of the past, but above all as a path of education of the gaze, of the word and of thought. The Diocesan Museum, in fact, starting from the church of Sant’Agostino in Trapani is proposed as a place of proximity and meeting of people and the territory.
A door that opens to welcome those coming from the sea and those who want to stop and admire its beauty. With the next event on July 2nd, starting with the Icon of the Virgo Lactans, much venerated in the diocesan territory, a season of reflection opens in which faith, art and devotion find their interpretative key in the mystery of the Incarnation. It is from Christ that we intend to leave and to return to Him through Mary, Mother of Grace and graces. In her every man feels welcomed, embraced and nourished; in Mary all humanity receives its most authentic face: the Diocesan Museum has the task of making her beauty shine.
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