Among the many tales told of the lives of medieval saints, a fascinating phenomenon emerges.
This kind of narrative was common in medieval saints’ cults and served to authenticate relics, demonstrate their power, and establish their presence at the particular site. Montgomery plans to discuss these narratives on January 25, 2018.
About the Guest Speaker
Scott B. Montgomery is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Denver. He is the author of Saint Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins of Cologne, Relics, Reliquaries and the Visual Culture of Group Sanctity in Late Medieval Europe, and Casting Our Own Shadows: Recreating the Medieval Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela (co-author with Alice A. Bauer).
He has published numerous articles and delivered many papers on topics pertaining to relics, reliquaries, and the visual culture of the cult of saints in medieval Europe. His current research explores the psychedelic poster movement of the 1960s and its relationship with the counterculture. He has published several articles on the topic and curated four exhibitions of posters, including two large exhibits in Denver (2014) and San Francisco (2017).
He is currently working on a monograph on psychedelic artist Lee Conklin and a documentary film on psychedelic posters, rock music, and the counterculture in Denver in 1967-68, called The Tale of the Dog (scheduled for release in late 2018).
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