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Images of Faith - Gates of Paradise

Adult Sunday School

Images of Faith - Gates of Paradise
Study with Jan Cummings (an online class)
Sunday, September 27 at 4pm
October 4, 11, 18 at 11:15am

Begun in the year 1425 and installed in 1452 The Gates of Paradise are Ghiberti’s celebrated bronze doors on the Florence Baptistery. About 30 years ago it was decided that the doors should be taken out of the weather, conserved and placed in a museum. The doors were faithfully reproduced and placed on the baptistery. A 2nd set was reproduced at the same time. That set of doors are now housed in the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

The 4-week class will look at and discuss each of the 10 panels/stories that make up the door, using biblical references, and other art pieces that depict the references.

NOTICE:  In order for all to participate in Workship Sunday, the class will be held at 4 p.m. this Sunday, September 27. 


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Gates of Paradise Resources

Nelson-Atkins Director Julián Zugazagoitia

A massive pair of monumental bronze doors considered to be the defining moment of the Italian Renaissance is now installed at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. The original doors were created in the 15th-century by Renaissance sculptor Lorenzo Ghiberti and his workshop for the east facade of the Baptistery of Saint John in Florence, Italy. This promised gift was made possible by museum Trustee Paul DeBruce and his wife, Linda Woodsmall-DeBruce. This video tell the amazing story of this installation.