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Nora Heimann, chair and associate professor, art, was interviewed on WTNH-TV in New Haven, Conn., on May 5 about "Joan of Arc: Medieval Maiden to Modern Saint," an exhibit she organized at the Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven. The exhibit was previously on diplay at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. See the story below.


"Joan of Arc: Medieval Maiden to Modern Saint" at The Knights of Columbus

From: WTNH-TV
Date: May 5, 2007

(WTNH) - "Joan of Arc: Medieval Maiden to Modern Saint" is the latest exhibit at The Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven. It tells the story of the young french girl, victorious army commander, and condemned herectic who was burned at the stake all before the age of 20. The book "Joan of Arc: Her Image in France and America" is a companion piece to the exhibit. The exhibit's guest curators, Dr. Nora Heimann and Laura Coyle joined Good Morning Connecticut Weekend to talk about their book and the exhibit.

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Joan of Arc Exhibition at the Knights of Columbus Museum

The Knights of Columbus Museum opened an exhibition, "Joan of Arc: Medieval Maiden to Modern Saint," May 1, 2007. Presented originally at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the show focuses not only on the historical figure but also on the manner in which Joan of Arc has been characterized or portrayed through time: a bold warrior, a pious maiden, a fashionable courtier, a loyal subject, a condemned prisoner.

The exhibition runs through Sept. 3, 2007 and features more than 200 works, including paintings, sculpture, prints, illustrated books, posters, and popular art on loan from more than 20 public and private collections in the United States and France.

The Knights of Columbus Museum, located at 1 State Street in New Haven. During the exhibition, the museum is open daily from 10-5 (Wednesdays until 7); admission and parking are free. For directions, call 203-865-0400 or visit www.kofc.org/museum.

About Laura: Laura Coyle is a "local girl" born in New Haven and raised in Branford. She was curator of European Art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., where she presented several exhibitions, and is now an independent curator and art historian and writer.

About Nora: Dr. Nora M. Heimann is Chair of the Art Department and Associate Professor of Art History at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She has published widely about French art and is internationally recognized as the most important scholar of Joan of Arc's image in early modern France.

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