Portrait of Courage Exhibit

1001 Bissonnet Street Houston, TX 77005
  • Dates: January 25, 2023 - April 15, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Caroline Wiess Law Building
  • Address: 1001 Bissonnet Street

Two paintings depicting the Old Testament story of Judith slaying Holofernes—one by 17th-century Italian artist Artemisia Gentileschi and the other by contemporary American artist Kehinde Wiley—will continue their national tour at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, from January 25 through April 16, 2023. Presenting Gentileschi’s Judith and Holofernes (c. 1612–17) from the collection of the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte in Naples and Wiley’s 2012 Judith and Holofernes from the North Carolina Museum of Art, Portrait of Courage: Gentileschi, Wiley, and the Story of Judith places the two paintings in dialogue with one another, revealing shared narratives and ideas across time and culture.

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