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Displaying Devotion
February 17, 2011 - June 19, 2011
Becker Gallery
Focus Gallery
"Shaker Interior, Sabbathday Lake, Maine," 1971, gelatin silver print, by George Andrew Tice, American, born 1938, Museum Purchase.

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.

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