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"Holy Molar! The Tooth Reliquary of St. John the Baptist at the Art Institute of Chicago"
MARK SUMMERS, Ph.D. candidate
Reliquary with the Tooth of St. John the Baptist, 11th-century Fatimid rock crystal and silver gilt,
ca. 1375-1400, Brunswick, Germany.
The reliquary with the Tooth of St. John the Baptist at the Art Institute comes from the famous Guelph Treasure, formerly held at Brunswick Cathedral in Germany. The reliquary features an eleventh-century Islamic rock crystal vase set in forteenth-century Gothic metalwork. The inclusion of Islamic material in an object made for Christian ritual use seems contradictory, but was actually a common practice in the Middle Ages. This paper explores some of the reasons for which medieval Christians chose to incorporate items from other cultures in their art works, including reliquaries and other sacred objects.
19, 2015 at 6:30pm
L160 CONRAD A. ELVEHJEM BLDG
800 UNIVERSITY AVE
THE WET ARCHIVE: History, Desire, and Photography's Liquid Intelligence
January 24-April 5, 2015
Oscar F. and Louise Greiner Mayer Gallery,
Chazen Museum of Art
2nd Floor of the Elvehjem Building
Get wet at the show’s opening reception. Bring your own fabulous props and original style to our Polaroid photo corner and Instagram selfie-station. Kick things off with an informal idea jam from 5:30 to 6:00 pm with Ann M. Fox, Professor of English at Davidson College, and Katherine Ott, Curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Stay for drinks and beats by DJ Chinola.
Visit WETARCHIVE.WORDPRESS.COM for further information on the exhibition and events throughout the spring.
The curatorial team in Dr. Jill H. Casid’s new seminar in curatorial practice shaped and developed the exhibition’s content, design, and installation. The course is a key part of the Department of Art History’s initiative to provide first-hand curatorial training.The exhibition represents the work of The Wet Archive Curatorial Team: River Bullock, Jill H. Casid, Jessica Cooley, Xiaoqian Gu, Andi Heile, Natalie Kirk, Alexa Lichte, Lauren Miller, Kyungso Min, and Fernanda Villarroel—with the research and editorial assistance of Lex Lancaster and research assistance of Melanie Saeck.
In collaboration with the the Mellon Workshop on Disability Studies two day symposium, Disability Aesthetics: Reframing Disability in Artistic, Curatorial, Material, and Visual Practice, with generous support from Anonymous Fund, The Jay & Ruth Halls Visiting Scholar Fund, and as a part of the A.W. Mellon Interdisciplinary Workshops in the Humanities, sponsored by the Center for the Humanities at UW-Madison with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.