Friends of Decorative Arts: Dr. Virginia Brilliant
The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $20 in addition to Museum membership.
FODA programs are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 2 pm during season. Non-FODA members can attend for $5, plus MFA admission. Carolyn Nygren is the volunteer coordinator.
Dr. Virginia Brilliant is The Ulla R. Searing Curator of Collections at the Ringling Museum of Art. She will introduce her most recent exhibition, A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe, on view at the Ringling from Saturday, February 4-Sunday, April 30. It brings together more than 100 works, including stained glass, precious metals, ivories, tapestries, paintings, prints, and illuminated
A Feast for the Senses has been organized by the Walters Art Museum in partnership with the Ringling and features objects from such major international institutions as the Metropolitan
Museum of Art, the Musée du Louvre, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The show and this talk combine secular and sacred art to reveal the role of the senses in courtly ritual and