Gods, Glory & Spirituality: Historical Fictions of the Sigmund Morgenroth Collection of Renaissance Medals and Plaquettes
How does a story become legend? Gods, Glory & Spirituality seeks to answer this question with a selection of Renaissance medals and plaquettes from the Museum’s Sigmund Morgenroth Collection. A collaboration with UC Santa Barbara’s History Department, the exhibition presents medals and plaquettes from Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, and France, accompanied by student writing of historical fictions. These modern narratives provide new facets for enjoying the Renaissance works of art through tales of adventure, intrigue, and tests of faith.
Associated Programming (Thursdays, 5:30-7:00 pm at the AD&A Museum, click for more information):
- September 29 - Sigmund Morgenroth, Collector and Patron of the Arts, lecture by Prof. Emeritus Peter Lackner
- October 27 - Fact or Political Fiction: Portrait Medals of the Warrior Pope, lecture by Dr. James Fishburne
- November 10 - Power, Virtue, Beauty: Portrait Medals of Women in the Renaissance, lecture by Dr. Davide Gasparotto
Thursday, September 1st
5:00 – 7:30 PM
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(bottom) Master IO.F.F. (b. Italy, active 1468–1484), Horatius Cocles Defending the Bridge, second half 15th century. Bronze, 63 x 60 mm. Sigmund Morgenroth Collection of Renaissance Medals and Plaquettes, 1964.467.
Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara.