Museum and other educational exhibits hosted by modern-world organizations (i.e., not part of the re-enactment or re-creation environment)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-05-07 17:02
"The enigma of the Lewis Chessmen has intrigued and puzzled those who have viewed these inscrutable faces in the last 200 years or so," said Alex MacDonald, convener of Western Isles Council in Scotland about an exhibit of more than 30 of the game pieces.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-04-27 16:38
In Pulp Fashion: The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave, the Belgian artist re-creates exquisite life-size historic costumes using paper. The exhibit is currently at San Francisco’s Legion of Honor until June 5, 2011. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-04-25 11:21
Until May 15, 2011, the Walters Art museum in Baltimore, Maryland will host Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics and Devotion in Medieval Europe, "a fascinating array of objects tracing the evolution and permutations of reliquaries from late antiquity to the Renaissance."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-03-26 18:08
Understanding the medieval mindset that placed magical value on sacred objects, such as relics and talismans, may be difficult for the modern public, but no one can dispute the beauty of such works of art. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-03-01 16:24
Lady Zabava reports that the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, Massachusetts will present a "stunning, major exhibition of 37 paintings and artifacts from Moscow’s Andrey Rublev Museum—most never shown before in the U.S—" from now until July 25, 2011.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-02-28 22:19
A new exhibit at the University of Toronto's Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library celebrates the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. Great and Manifold: A Celebration of the Bible in English runs until June 3, 2011. (photos)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2011-02-15 13:49
The GeekDad blog at Wired.com paid a visit to the Higgins Amory Museum in Worcester, Massachusetts (USA). The Higgins boasts the largest collection of medieval arms and armor outside Europe.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-01-15 12:21
Beware of loaning precious books! That should be the lesson learned by the King of France who, in 1413, loaned the 4 volume manuscript of the Mirror of History, a medieval history of the world from the Creation to the Middle Ages, to Duke Louis VII of Bavaria, who promptly lost them. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-01-09 15:12
Graz Armory, in the foothills of the Austrian Alps, is an amazing collection of late period arms and armor. On a trip to Austria, Dan Howlett spent some time photosgraphing the Graz collection, along with the Military Museum in Vienna. His results are available online.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-01-06 12:54
On December 1, 2010, the bones of an 1,100-year-old pagan were interred at the Viking World museum in Reykjanesbaer, Iceland. The remains, first discovered in 1868, are part of an exhibit on ancient pagan burials.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-01-05 09:05
This Christmas, locals and visitors to Aberystwyth, Wales will be treated to a display of 4th century Roman artifacts at the Ceredigion Museum. The pieces were most likely owned by a wealthy landowner.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-12-22 19:17
Now through February 6, 2011, the Getty Center will offer visitors a trip to France's medieval past by hosting Imagining the Past in France, 1250–1500, a manuscript exhibition describing "how these lavish books contributed to the development of French art and the French nation."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-12-19 17:29
An exhibition of maps from the Ottoman Empire will be on display at the Vatican this winter. The Ottoman Worldview from Piri Reis to Katip Çelebi', a traveling exhibit, was created in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the birth of Katip Çelebi'.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-12-19 13:45
For the first time, 16th century Florentine artist Agnolo Bronzino will be the subject of a monograph exhibition of his paintings. The exhibit will take place at Palazzo Strozzi and will include 80 pieces from more than 40 collections.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-12-17 19:43
From December 18, 2010 through February 27, 2011, the Chazen Museum of Art in Madison, Wisconsin will present Hidden Treasures: Illuminated Manuscripts from Midwestern Collections, an exhibition of "rarely seen ornate handmade books from university libraries, museums, and private collections in seven states."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-11-28 09:34
The British Museum offers a series of Online Tours featuring photos and text describing artifacts from different eras. One of the most interesting is the Viking Age with closeup photos of such interesting objects as an antler comb in a case.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-11-27 19:04
In addition to its famous medieval Armour Court and manuscript collections, the Cleveland Museum of Art will host Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe now through January 17, 2011.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-11-02 20:07
New York's Metropolitan Museum will offer visitors a glimpse of the delights of 13th century China when it plays host to The Legend of Khubilai Khan: Chinese Art in the Yuan Dynasty, an exhibit of "lavish costumes, stunning paintings and priceless jewels."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-11-01 15:21
Photographer and author E.F. Kitchen, who recently released Suburban Knights: A Return to the Middle Ages, has been chosen as the third artist to exhibit at the newly formed Central California Museum of Art. She spoke to reporter Joe Johnston of the San Luis Obispo Tribune.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2010-10-29 11:57
The exhibition "Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe" is on display at the Cleveland Museum of Art through Jan. 17, 2011.
Submitted by Miriam on Mon, 2010-10-18 15:03
Lecture given by Toby Lester -- a longtime editor and writer for The Atlantic, and the author of The Fourth Part of the World (2009) -- about the Waldseemüller world map of 1507.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-10-11 16:47
Are blue jeans period? A new study dates the modern clothing basic to at least 17th century Italy as shown in the paintings of Italian artist dubbed the "Master of the Blue Jeans." (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-10-09 19:23
For the first time in 25 years, art experts will be able to study two portraits of Queen Elizabeth I with hopes of discovering the works' mysterious artist. The paintings will go on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London from September 13 to 19, 2010.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-10-08 14:05
Until January 29, 2011, art lovers and historians have the opportunity to study six masterpieces from the Uffizi gallery in Florence in minute detail on the Haltadefinizione company website. The site allows visitors to zoom in on high-resolution images.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-10-03 18:35
The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington D.C. offers the exhibit Shahnama: 1000 Years of the Persian Book of Kings October 23, 2010 - April 17, 2011. The rare paintings of kings, heroes and mythological creatures are from the Shahnama, Iran's national epic.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-10-03 08:18
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City will present Man, Myth, and Sensual Pleasures: Jan Gossart's Renaissance October 6, 2010 - January 17, 2011, the "first major exhibition in forty-five years devoted to the Burgundian Netherlandish artist Jan Gossart (ca. 1478-1532)."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-09-17 18:08
September 28, 2010 - January 2, 2011, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will play host to The World of Khubilai Khan: Chinese Art in the Yuan Dynasty, an exhibit of fine and decorative art from the 13th and 14th centuries.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-08-13 13:08
From May 31 until August 21, 2011, the Getty Center in Los Angels will play host to the exhibit Fashion in the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-08-12 12:20
In celebration of the 625-year anniversary of the University Library of Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg, Germany, the Codex Manesse, one of the most important manuscripts of the Middle Ages, will be exhibited at the library 26 October 2010 - 20 February 2011.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-07-31 18:55
The Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, South Carolina will host Imperial Splendor: Renaissance Tapestries from Vienna May 21, 2010 - September 19, 2010. The tapestries are from the collection of the Kunsthistorisches of Vienna.