Exhibitions


  • Head of Saint John the Baptist, c. 1470 - 1500
    Courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum

  • The Fifth Sign of the Last Judgement, c. 1440 - 1470
    Courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum

  • The Harrowing of Hell, c. 1440 - 1470
    Courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum

  • The Resurrection, c. 1400 - 1420
    Courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum

  • The Coronation of the Virgin, c. 1450 - 1500
    Courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum

  • Tabernacle with Panel of the Annunciation and Trinity, c. 1420 - 1450
    Courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum

  • The Holy Trinity, c. 1400
    Courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum

  • Object of Devotion Installation Shot
    Photo by Gina Fuentes Walker

     

  • Object of Devotion Installation Shot
    Photo by Gina Fuentes Walker

  • Object of Devotion Installation Shot
    Photo by Gina Fuentes Walker


Object of Devotion

Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum

March 07–June 08, 2014

During the later Middle Ages, England was home to a thriving art industry that produced colorful and delicate alabaster sculptures in large quantities and distributed them throughout Europe. This exhibition of an expressive artistic medium comes from the world’s greatest collection of medieval alabaster sculptures at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and offers a fascinating window into the role of art in private devotion at the time, as well as the role of the Bible as an inspiration for medieval sculptors. Object of Devotion is comprised of approximately 60 alabaster sculptures from the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries.

 

Pre-and Post-Visit Teaching Materials

 

This exhibition is organized and circulated by Art Services International, Alexandria, Virginia, and is supported by a grant from The Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

Object of Devotion is made possible by the generous support of Howard and Roberta Ahmanson, and The Bowden Family Fund. Additional support is provided by the Atrium Café by Gabriel’s.

Major support for MOBIA’s exhibitions and programs is provided by American Bible Society and by Howard and Roberta Ahmanson. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


  

   

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