Alva Vanderbilt sold her impressive collection of some 300 objects of medieval and Renaissance treasures in 1927. For the first time since that year, all the pieces have been reunited in the collections original setting at Marble House in Newport, RI. Similar to the recent exhibition celebrating Strawberry Hill – this takes things a step further, once again employing the room designed to house the objects as the exhibition space.
Organized by the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Gothic Art in the Gilded Age started life last year in Florida. The Summer session in Newport runs through October 31, 2010. Read the full story at The Bee.