Christopher Colven

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Agents of faith: the art of votive offerings

Bard Graduate Center's 25th anniversary exhibition considers devotional offerings across religions

Life is changed, not ended: how the Medieval English dealt with death

Not everyone could afford their own mortuary churches or chapels

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Monks’ marriage of poverty and riches

How Italian Renaissance mendicant orders struggled to reconcile their ideals and their wealth. By Christopher Colven

Don’t be scared of what will be: the Medieval way of art and death

The union of devotional imagery and religious observance was a comfort

The Visual and the Visionary: Art and Female Spirituality in Late Medieval Germany

Medieval German women’s art and spirituality examined with too much of the gender-studies approach