The Virgin Mary has been portrayed as much as any woman in history. For almost two thousand years, artists sought the image of the perfect woman, encompassing the virtues, joys and sorrows of the human race. Picturing Mary takes the viewer on an artistic journey through history, crossing four continents just as the image of Mary crossed the globe. In every medium, from tiny personal images to gigantic mosaics - masterpieces and works less familiar to the audience - the image of Mary has provided a global mother figure that has protected cities and even become a national symbol. Narrated by Jane Seymour with dramatic readings by James Keach.