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New exhibit at AVAM explores the moment of inspiration
New exhibit at AVAM explores the moment of inspiration

They have so much in common, these three long-dead holy women, their corpses dripping with jewels, that it's as though they've been calling back and forth to one another from across the centuries. Now that their images are in the same room at the American Visionary Art Museum, the murmur of their voices is almost audible. There's St. Kateri, holding a bouquet of her talisman — lilies — and reciting the Lord's Prayer in the Mohawk language. Embedded in the icon is a vial of water taken from the spring where Kateri lived in the 17th century. The martyr Munditia, the patron saint of spinsters, is posed in profile so visitors can't see how her voice was...

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