First major U.S. exhibition of Christian relics and reliquaries premieres in Cleveland — organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Walters Art Museum and the British Museum This fall the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) will premiere a groundbreaking exhibition examining the role of relics and reliquaries in the development of Christianity and the … Continue reading Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe
Knowing the history of each object, in particular how it can be restored, provides viewers a much deeper understanding and a more interactive way. We have always regarded museum collections as high art and in a way divine; but they may have reparations or flaws beyond conservator's scope. Only when one treats each object as if their own belonging does one opens up and feels the beauty. True, you may never be able to afford a Troyon, but thankfully the Walters Art Museum is free. In that way, we all own them.
If you follow my id "newcolonist" on twitter.com, you'll know I headed out to the Newark Museum today. I can honestly say I haven't come upon such an unexpected delight since visiting the Toledo Museum in 2007. It's also the second mansion built by beer I've been to, the first being the Pabst Mansion in … Continue reading A Day for Ballantine