Event: Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum at the Society of the Four Arts
Date: December 4th to January 16th 2011
Medieval items that once adorned the homes and churches of Christians in England are the focus of one upcoming event in Palm Beach.
Entitled Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum, the exhibition takes place from December 4th to January 16th 2011 at the Ester B O’Keeffe Gallery of the Four Arts.
The venue is just a short distance away from luxury Palm Beach hotel the Chesterfield Palm Beach and guests who decide to pay a visit will be able to view 60 alabaster panels and freestanding figures, which are described by the Four Arts as being “beautifully carved”.
Many of the 15th and 16th-century items that will be on display were marketed towards both aristocratic and non-aristocratic Christians, so they represent “an unrivalled glimpse into the spiritual lives, hopes, fears and religious aspirations” of society in the Middle Ages, organisers say.
The collection is not just limited to items found in England, as overseas demand for the alabasters means examples were discovered in numerous European countries, including Iceland and Portugal.
After browsing the exhibition, guests at the Chesterfield who have booked the Get More From Your Stay package will be able to relax with a romantic turndown on one evening, or alternatively pick from either a two-course lunch on one afternoon, a bottle of chilled Champagne to drink in the room or traditional English afternoon tea for two.
Source: Red Carnation Hotel