Displaying Devotion

Museum of Art Museum of Art

Exhibition: Displaying Devotion

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Location:

Becker Gallery, Focus Gallery
This past semester, the students in Art History seminar “Displaying Devotion” considered issues raised by the medieval alabasters in Object of Devotion.The objects chosen reveal that devotion is a fluid concept that can encompass a variety of human experiences.

Works

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

About

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.