Lecture: Madonnas & Miracles Exhibition, 9th February 2018, Friends Meeting House, Saffron Walden.
Dr Victoria Avery, Keeper of Applied Arts, Fitzwilliam Museum on a pioneering and complex exhibition showing the holy home in Renaissance Italy, held at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (March-June 2017).
'***** Surely the exhibition of the year'
The Mail on Sunday
'A pioneering exhibition'
'a marvellous show'
'a feast of paintings, relics, sculptures and books'
The Sunday Times
About the Exhibition:
'Peer through the keyhole of the Italian Renaissance home and discover a hidden world of religious devotion. Bringing together a wealth of objects, including jewellery, ceramics, books, sculptures and paintings, this five-star critically acclaimed exhibition invites us into a domestic sphere that was charged with spiritual significance. Against a background of stunning works of art, humble and everyday artefacts are displayed from across the Italian peninsula. Transforming our understanding of a period that is often cast as intensely worldly and secular, the exhibition brings a new appreciation of the relationship between the material and the divine.'
This exhibition was the result of four years of European-funded cross-disciplinary work carried out by the Italian Department, the Faculties of History, Architecture and History of Art at the University of Cambridge, and incorporated their latest research.'
Venue: Friends Meeting House, 75 High Street, Saffron Walden CB10 1AA.
Friday 26th January 2018 at 7.45pm.
Tickets, £8, are available from the Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre, 1 Market St, Saffron Walden CB10 1HR, or on the door (subject to availability). Alternatively, they can be reserved by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.