Tuesday, March 19
Healing Journeys with the Black Madonna: An Evening with Alessandra Belloni
7:30 PM - 9 PM
Chapel of St. James
Alessandra Belloni, Cathedral artist in residence will discuss her new book Healing Journeys With The Black Madonna followed by a concert. Building on her years of study and performance, Belloni’s book opens a portal into the mysterious Black Madonna and the figure’s cultural significance in Southern Italy, France, Spain, and Brazil. The book grew out of over 3 decades of academic research and fieldwork, which included writing and performing the opera, The Voyage of the Black Madonna, in 1991, at the Cathedral.
This event is presented in conjunction with The Value of Sanctuary: Building a House Without Walls and the Harlem Renaissance 100 community celebration.