Object of Devotion.

Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum

March 07 – June 08, 2014

During the later Middle Ages, England was home to a thriving art industry that produced colorful and delicate alabaster sculptures in large quantities and distributed them throughout Europe, many for use in private homes. This exhibition of an expressive, often-overlooked artistic medium comes from the world’s greatest collection of medieval alabaster sculptures, at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and offers a fascinating window into the role of art in the personal devotional practices of the Middle Ages. Object of Devotion is comprised of approximately 60 biblically inspired alabaster relief sculptures from the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries.