Heinrick Kramer and Jacob Sprenger's the Malleus Maleficarum (1487) was the first witch hunt encyclopedia that meticulously set out ways witches could be found, identified, convicted, and executed. Their book was prefaced by Pope Innocent VIII papal bull Summis Desiderantes, which permitted "inquisitors in these regions to exercise their office and to proceed to the correction, imprisonment, and punishment of the aforesaid person for their said offence and crime." Following its publication depictions of witches in art began to mirror ideas that were presented in the text. This exhibit will feature art from 1490-1860 in Europe. It will explore ideas from the Malleus Maleficarum such as the female body, aggressive witches, a witches powers, devils in animal form, and sabbaths. As well as show a slow downfall of the Malleus Maleficarums creditably as a source.