Saints, Relics, and Images: The Art of Medieval Devotion
April 17–May 13, 2018
Burton D. Morgan Gallery
Opening Reception & Gallery Talks
Tuesday, April 17
Gallery talks by student curators at 7:00 p.m.
Throughout the Middle Ages saints served as exemplars of faith. From their position
in the Court of Heaven, they interacted with the corporal world, their power made
manifest in their bodily remains and associated possessions tucked into parish altars
and revealed in distant pilgrimage destinations. Medieval Christians believed that
spiritual illumination could be achieved through material splendor and artistic craftsmanship.
As such, golden processional crosses, carved ivory pendants, illuminated manuscripts,
painted icons, and bejeweled reliquaries transported worshippers in their devotions
enabling interaction with the holy dead.
As part of Associate Professor of Art History Kara Morrow’s Medieval Art seminar, Saints, Relics, and Images is a student-curated exhibition. Lenders to the exhibition include the Kruizenga Art Museum, Hope College; Loyola University Museum of Art; Special Collections, The College of Wooster Libraries; Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College; and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Art Collection.
- Mackenzie Clark ’19
- Caroline Click ’18
- Kathryn Connors ’18
- Ilaria Crum ’19
- Helena Enders ’18
- Presley Feezell ’19
- Marissa Hamm ’19
- Grace Hodges ’18
- Ellie Howell ‘19
- Laurén Kozlowski ’20
- David Morrow ’19
- Emma Petasis ’18
- Fiona Powell ’19
- Myra Praml ’19
- Lilly Woerner ’21
- Adria Woodruff ‘20