The Material of Culture: Renaissance Medals and Textiles from the Ulrich A. Middeldorf Collection

October 26, 2013 - January 12, 2014
Boone and George-Ann Knox Gallery II

This exhibition presents an historical overview of Ulrich A. Middeldorf's career as an art historian, teacher and curator. It features selected medals and textiles from his collection, on loan from the Indiana University Art Museum. Contextual material provides insight into how these luxury artifacts were utilized in the Renaissance and the various ways in which they convey the desire for personal recognition, taste for public display and a sense of general pride and enjoyment so prevalent in 16th-century Italian urban society.

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In-House Curator

Lynn Boland, Pierre Daura Curator of European Art


Perri Lee Roberts, University of Miami


The W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art