Songs of Glory: Medieval Art from 900–1500

King (from Tree of Jesse Window), Abbey of St.-Denis, ca. 1240. Courtesy of The Glencairn Museum

This exhibition traces the evolving uses of art through the Middle Ages and leads to a heightened appreciation of how people found meaning and purpose in chaotic times.


Surveying the varieties and purposes of art through six centuries, Songs of Glory: Medieval Art from 900-1500 combines color images and eloquent texts to tell a moving story. Panel topics include:

  • Images of Christ
  • Sculpted portals and heads
  • Romanesque and Gothic architecture
  • Stained glass
  • Liturgical art
  • Saints
  • Pilgrimages
  • Illuminated manuscripts
  • The Virgin
  • Courtly Love
  • Private ownership
  • Secular art

Songs of Glory is an exhibition created in collaboration by the Oklahoma Museum of Art and Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Exhibition Format

Content10 double-sided panels (24” x 36”)
11 support legs (76” tall)
Space Requirements96 square feet of floor space ( 12’ x 8’)
Shipping weight and dimensionsTravels in 1 wooden crate and 1 plastic case:
  • 45” x 28” x 27” - 192 lbs.
  • 80” x 7” x 7” - 34 lbs.
Rental Fee*$400*
Rental Period4 weeks

*Rental fees are based primarily on the cost of shipping. Prices may vary based on current fuel surcharges or venue location within the state of Texas. Out-of-state rentals are priced on an individual basis. Please call for a rental fee quote specific to your venue.

Print Materials

A specified number of print materials are provided with this exhibition at no additional cost. Additional copies of these materials may be obtained for a nominal fee:

  • 50 brochures, The Shaping of Medieval Art
  • 50 brochures, The Lay of the Nightingale
  • 50 brochures, Miracles of the Virgin
  • 10 posters
  • 1 exhibition catalog

Publicity Materials

Press release

Songs of Glory press release

Publicity image

A publicity image is available for promoting this exhibition at your venue. Please contact the exhibitions coordinator to request an electronic file of this image. Please allow 2-3 weeks for the exhibitions coordinator to process your request.

Humanities Texas logos

Venues may request a CD with the Humanities Texas logo in a number of electronic file formats for use when developing print and online promotional materials. Logo files are also available for download on the logo page.

Questions and Rental Information

Call 512.440.1991 or email

2018 Bookings to Date

All dates available. Contact us to reserve this exhibition for the upcoming year.