Cross|Purpose, a show dealing with the Cross of Christ, is rich in variety and meaning. The time frame for works included begins with a sixth-century coin from Constantinople, jumps to a small fifteenth-century woodcut by an anonymous artist, winds through several works from the Catholic Reformation, runs head-long into the wars and Outsider Art of the twentieth century, and ends with some remarkable contemporary pieces by living artists. Along the way viewers encounter figurative, abstract, expressionist, realist, and conceptual art by such masters as Jacques Callot, Marc Chagall, Georges Rouault, Bernard Buffet, Alfred Manessier, Jacques Villon, and Otto Dix.

This exhibition traveled from 2011 through 2014 and is now out of circulation. To find out more about CIVA Traveling Exhibitions visit the Traveling Exhibitions page.

Travel Schedule for Cross|Purpose


March 15 – April 30, 2014
Union Center Christian Church
950 Boswell Hill Road
Endicott, NY 13760
Contact: Margaret Smith

October 15, 2013 – March 1, 2014

August 15 – September 31, 2013
Lillian Davis Hogan Gallery
Saint Mary’s University
700 Terrace Heights
Winona, Minnesota 55987
Contact:Rob McColl, Gallery Director

February 20 – March 20, 2013
Redeemer University College
777 Garner Road
East Ancaster, ON L0K 1J4
Contact: Chris Cuthill

January 7 – February 1, 2013
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
900 College Street
Belton, TX 76513
Ted Barnes

October 13 – December 20, 2012
SMC Museum of Art
St. Mary’s College
1928 Saint Mary’s Road
Moraga, CA 94575-2715
Julie Armstead

March 1 – April 27, 2011
Apostles Anglican Church
200 Colony Boulevard
Lexington, KY 40502
Contact: Rev. Martin Gornik