Location: The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota
Date: Februrary 2017
Curators: Virginia Brilliant
Services Provided: Exhibition Design, Graphic Design, Lighting Design, Furniture Design
Organized by The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, in partnership with The Ringling, this major exhibition featured more than 80 objects, many on loan from prestigious institutions across the US and Europe including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Louvre.
The exhibition focused on the late medieval and early Renaissance period in Europe (roughly 1300-1500), a time in which societal changes prompted a new interest in human experience, the enjoyment of nature and the pursuit of pleasure. These works were not only seen, but also touched, smelled and heard. The exhibition brought together sacred and secular art—including paintings, tapestries, metalwork, and manuscripts—to reveal the role of the senses in courtly ritual and religious practice.