The Tyler Museum of Art invites the public to enjoy free admission and extended hours for the exhibition Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum on Tuesday, October 11 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. This incredible opportunity to experience the exhibition at no cost has been made possible by TMA Corporate Sponsor, Greg Strnadel and Wells Fargo Advisors, L.L.C. The exhibition features 60 beautifully carved alabaster sculptures dating back to medieval era England from the collection of London’s renowned Victoria and Albert Museum.
“One of the most critical aspects of our institution’s mission is to be a cultural and educational center for our community,” said TMA Development Officer, Caroline King Wylie. “By sponsoring this exhibition, Wells Fargo Advisors and all our gracious supporters ensure that art is accessible to all members of our community. We hope that everyone will bring their friends and families to the Museum to enjoy this truly exceptional exhibition for free!”
The Tyler Museum of Art is the only scheduled location in the southwestern United States for this touring exhibition which will be on view through November 13. The 60 alabaster panels and free-standing figures in the exhibition are drawn from the world’s largest collection of medieval alabasters, that of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Dramatic, and intricately crafted, these pieces are some of the finest examples of the elegant, yet, neglected art form of alabaster sculpture.