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Displaying Devotion
February 17, 2011 - June 19, 2011
Focus Gallery
John A. and Helen P. Becker Gallery
George Andrew Tice, American, b. 1938, Shaker Interior, Sabbathday Lake, Maine, 1971, gelatin silver print, Museum Purchase , 1984.2

    This past semester, the students in Art History seminar “Displaying Devotion” considered issues raised by the medieval alabasters in Object of Devotion, examining ways that those issues intersected with artworks of later periods and with their own lives. Recognizing that religion comprised only one possible realm of devotional activity, the students used works from the Museum’s collection to explore the post-medieval proliferation of new forms of devotion. The objects chosen reveal that devotion is a fluid concept that can encompass a variety of human experiences.

Albrecht Durer, German, 1471-1528, The Sudarium Displayed by Two Angels, 1513, engraving, Museum Purchase, Lloyd O. and Marjorie Strong Coulter Fund, 1985.66