Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Museum of Art

Holiness and the Feminine Spirit: The Art of Janet McKenzie

August 20 – October 23, 2011

Vermont artist Janet McKenzie has committed her life’s work to creating paintings that celebrate all people, particularly African Americans and women. In 1999, her painting Jesus of the People won the National Catholic Reporter’s competition for a new image of Jesus. McKenzie subsequently received worldwide attention, both negative and positive, for her unconventional interpretation. Jesus of the People and 20 other works by McKenzie will be included in this exhibition, organized by the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University, Milwaukee.

Image: Janet McKenzie, Jesus of the People, 1999, Oil on canvas