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Diane Apostolos-Cappadona


Main Campus Non-Ordinary - Instructional A
Professor, Catholic Studies Program and Women's & Gender Studies


Catholic Studies


My research, teaching, and publications are centered around the interconnections of art and religion. In recent years, I presented (and published) seminars and lectures related to the "symbology" of THE DA VINCI CODE, ANGELS & DEMONS, and the images of Mary Magdalene in Christian art and cultural history. I have specializations in the study of religious art, comparative religions, religious symbolism, and the history of ideas. I am currently preparing a special exhibition "The Seventh Veil: Salome Veiled, Re-Veiled, and Revealed" for the 2012-13 season at the Museum of Biblical Art, New York City, and the Bible Museum, Amsterdam.

My current research is devoted to studies such as the iconology of Mary Magdalene in Christian art and cultural history; the symbolism of the costuming the Jewish heroine Judith in Christian art; the iconology of women readers in Christian art and cultural history; the history of the history of Christian art; the life and work of Anna Brownell Murphy Jameson; and the iconology of scriptural women. I am writing an analysis of iconoclasm in world cultures and religion.