New Views of the Middle Ages
Highlights from the Wyvern Collection
- Accompanies the exhibition New Views of the Middle Ages: The Wyvern Collection at Bowdoin College. The exhibition is being held at Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine, from August 2020 to January 2021
- Richly illustrated with new photography, this book surveys one of the world’s most important private collections of medieval art
- Featuring an extraordinary range of objects across Europe, as well as the Christian community of Ethiopia
Why does medieval art matter today? This beautifully illustrated book will examine this question through the lens of the magnificent objects in the Wyvern Collection of Medieval and Early Renaissance art, accompanying the collection’s first exhibition in the United States. Works include exquisite examples of metalwork, stone and wood sculpture, and illuminated manuscripts from across Europe, as well as the Christian community of Ethiopia. Offering new photography and an accessible text, this book will be an essential resource for one of the world’s most important private collections of medieval art, and a fascinating read for all interested in the Middle Ages and the role of art history in exploring our world.
Kathryn Gerry is Visiting Assistant Professor of Medieval Art History at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine. Dr Gerry has taught and written widely on the art and architecture of medieval Europe.
Ayla Lepine is an art and architectural historian specialising in the Gothic Revival in modern Europe and North America. She is also an Anglican priest and a trustee of the UK charity Art and Christianity.
Stephen Perkinson is Professor of Art History and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Bowdoin College. In both his teaching and scholarship, he focuses on Medieval and Renaissance art of Northern Europe.