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'
The Spectator

'a marvellous show'
The Times

'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: talks@fryartgallery.org.