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December 8, 2010
Katherine Smith Abbott, Wendy Watson, Andrea Rothe, and Jeanne Rothe The Art of Devotion: Panel Painting in Early Renaissance Italy Exh. cat. Middlebury, VT: Middlebury College Museum of Art, 2009. 116 pp.; 50 color ills. Paper $24.95 (9781928825067)

Exhibition schedule: Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA, February 9–May 30, 2009; Middlebury College Museum of Art, VT, September 17–December 13, 2009

Modeling Devotion: Terracotta Sculpture of the Italian Renaissance
Exhibition schedule: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, February 25–May 23, 2010
Lippo d’Andrea. Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints John the Baptist and Nicholas of Bari (ca. 1410). Tempera and gold on panel. Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Christian A. Johnson Memorial Fund and the Walter Cerf Art Fund. 2005.056. Photograph Ted Merrick, Vermont.

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A grey-green architectural screen with an arcaded view of late medieval Florence—an enlarged detail of the fourteenth-century fresco of the Madonna della Misericordia in the Loggia del Bigallo—drew visitors to the Mount Holyoke Art Museum and into the Harriet L. and Paul M. Weissman Gallery where they encountered the realm of the sacred. Twenty objects dated from ca. 1385 to ca. 1475 comprised The Art of Devotion: Panel Painting in Early Renaissance Italy, including two...