August 30, 2019 Kalas Named Interim Director of Marco Institute, Curator of “Visions of the End” Exhibit

head shot of Gregor Kalas

Associate Professor of Architecture Gregor Kalas has been named the Interim Riggsby Director of the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

The Marco Institute is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences and is an interdisciplinary center for accomplished scholars in medieval and Renaissance studies. ​The institute sponsors visiting lectures, an annual scholarly symposium, and academic publications to advance scholarship, education, outreach​, and faculty and student development in the field.

As interim director, Kalas will oversee the institute while continuing his duties at the College of Architecture and Design.

Kalas is also the curator of the exhibition “Visions of the End, 1000-1600” at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture.

In this exhibition the Apocalypse is witnessed through captivating artworks—carvings, metalwork, woodcuts, stained glass windows, and illuminated manuscripts—produced by medieval and Renaissance artists. These objects, balancing hopeful messages with visions of the end, were inspired by the Book of Revelation written by John of Patmos around 100 C.E.

​The exhibition will feature ​objects loaned ​by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Walters Art Museum, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and the Glencairn Museum.

“Visions of the End, 1000-1600” will be in the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture from January 31-May 10, 2020.