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New and interesting items in medieval technology, science, and art

CFP Kzoo 2015: Art and Technology in the Cloister and Castle

For 2015, AVISTA has been allotted 3 sessions on “Art and Technology in the Cloister and Castle” at the 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 14–17, 2015, in Kalamazoo, MI [USA]. We invite proposals on aspects of Lordly/lordly spaces that explore how medieval arts and technologies functioned to create and sustain these spaces as centers of Continue Reading

Medieval Art and Architecture News, August 2014

Shows The Walters is running Seeing Music in Medieval Manuscripts through October 12th. The Cleveland Museum of Art is running The Netherlandish Miniature , 1260-1550 through December. Inspired by medieval Books of Hours, Spencer Fitch has created an installation for the Morgan Library that uses light and color to symbolize the passage of time. Through Continue Reading

Abstracts: In Memoriam Carl F. Barnes, Jr. II: Architecture

Carl F. Barnes, Jr. (1935-2012), was a founding member of AVISTA and a long-time friend and supporter to many of its members. Best known for his work on Villard de Honnecourt’s portfolio, Barnes was a historian of Gothic architecture who began his career with several groundbreaking publications on Soissons Cathedral. This session on Gothic architecture Continue Reading

Abstracts: Stone: New Research Concerning Masons & Sculptors I and II, 49th International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo

AVISTA’s two stone sessions brought together new research concerning the makers of architecture and sculpture during a critical period of the Middle Ages. The Congress in Kalamazoo provided an open forum for the community of scholars to join the discussion. Stone: New Research Concerning Masons & Sculptors I Saturday, May 7, 2014 Session 427 Presiding: Continue Reading

Symposium Honoring William W. Clark

AVISTA is proud to co-sponsor a symposium honoring Bill Clark’s contributions to the study of medieval architecture.  The symposium is planned for February 10, 2015, at the Segal Theater, The Graduate Center, CUNY.  For information about the tentative schedule, speakers, and registration, visit More information will be added as plans are finalized. Registration is Continue Reading

Recent News in Medieval Art and Architecture

A roundup of recent items of interest: Shows “Radiant Light: Stained Glass from Canterbury Cathedral at the Cloisters” will be ending May 18th.  The New York Times ran a very positive review, including a slideshow; check it out if you haven’t been able to get to New York. “Miracles in Miniature: The Art of the Continue Reading

2014 Renewal Letter

Dear AVISTA members, It’s time to renew your AVISTA membership for the 2014-2015 year. As AVISTA is changing to a calendar year membership from our previous May 31–May 31 system, your payment will cover membership from June 1, 2014–December 31, 2015. To renew, please visit the membership section of our website. We appreciate your membership, Continue Reading

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