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Martina Bagnoli

Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Medieval Art.

mbagnoli@thewalters.org

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Martina Bagnoli is the Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Medieval Art at the Walters Art Museum. Bagnoli has previously held the position of Associate Curator in the Department of Rare Books and Manuscripts at the Walters Art Museum (2006–2008), where she also served as Assistant Curator (2002–2006). Before joining the Walters, Bagnoli worked at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. (2001–2002). She received both her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Cambridge in England, and earned her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. A specialist of Italian medieval art, Bagnoli has published extensively in her field.

While at the Walters Art Museum, she has served as the curator for several exhibitions: Treasures of Heaven: Relics, Saints and Devotion in the Medieval Europe (2011); Prayers in Code: Renaissance French Books of Hours (2009); The Special Dead: a Medieval Reliquary Revealed (2008); Speaking the Word of God: Illuminated Qur'ans from the Collection of the Walters Art Museum (2007); The Art of Law: Legal Documents from the Collection of the Walters Art Museum (2006); Dressed in Gold: Books of the Italian Renaissance (2005); and Revolution! Documents from the American War of Independence (2004). In addition to her work as curator, Bagnoli periodically teaches Medieval Art at Johns Hopkins University where she is Adjunct Associate Professor. Her most recent publication is The Medieval World: The Walters Art Museum, an overview of Medieval Art illustrated with works of art from the Museum.

Selected Publications

Books

The Medieval World: The Walters Art Museum, Walters Art Museum, 2011

Prayers in Code: Books of Hours from Renaissance France, Walters Art Museum, April-July 2009, (Baltimore, 2009).

The language of the Object; Essays Dedicated to Herbert Kessler on the occasion of his 65 birthday, Word and Image, Martina Bagnoli and Peter Parshall eds. (April/July, 2006).

Il Gotico Europeo in Italia (Electa Napoli, Naples 1994). Reviewed by Enrico Castelnuovo, in Repubblica, 29 Gennaio 1995; Daniel Russo in Revue de l'Art, 111, (1996), 83; Serena Romano in L'indice, Febbraio (1996) 16.

Articles

"The Book of Hours of Anna Colonna in the Walters Art Museum", Journal of the Walters Art Museum, 2008.

"The Sizygy at Anagni. Measuring the gap between conception and execution in Medieval wall Painting", Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte, 2008

"Amanuensi e Miniatori in un Decretum Gratiani al Walters Art Museum di Baltimora",  in Arte Medievale, n.s. Anno 6, 2007.2.

"Ut Domus Tali Decore Ornetur". Metamorphosis of Roman Ornamental Motifs in the Crypt of the Duomo of Anagni", in Roma Felix. Formation and Reflections of Medieval Rome. ed. Éamonn Ó Carragain and Carol Neuman de Vegvar, London Ashgate, 2008).

"Medieval Art and the Object", in The Language of the Object, Essays dedicated to Herbert Kessler on the occasion of his 65 birthday, Word and Image, Spring 2006.

"At Reverentiam Sanctissimi Patris" Manno's Portrait of Boniface VIII", in The Language of the Object, Essays dedicated to Herbert Kessler on the occasion of his 65 birthday, Word and Image, Spring 2006.

"A Pilgrim's Prayer for Salvation: The Miracles of Magnus at Anagni," in Shaping Sacred Space and Institutional Identity in Romanesque Mural painting, Essays in Honor of Otto Demus, Acts of the International Medieval Congress, Leeds 1997, (London, Pindar Press, 2004).

"I Miracoli di San Magno ad Anagni. Invenzione e Tradizione" in Il Restauro della Cripta di Anagni, (Roma, Artemide, 2003).

"Fonti e documenti per l'iconografia della cripta di San Magno," in Un Universo di Simboli. Gli affreschi della cripta nella cattedrale di Anagni (Roma, 2001), 71-86.

"San Francesco di Assisi. Gli affreschi del transetto nord della Basilica Superiore," in Il Gotico Europeo in Italia, M. Bagnoli and V. Pace eds. (Napoli, 1994), 195-206.

"The Brindisi Cross and Related Problems in Southern Italian Wooden Sculpture," in Studien zur Geschichte der Europäischen Skulptur im 12./13. Jahrhunderts, H. Beck and K. Hengevoss-Durkop eds. (Frankfurt, 1994), 689-698.

"Per una lettura del rotolo di Velletri," Arte Cristiana 739/78 (1990), 225-234