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Art Medals return to Colorado Springs FIDEM 2007
September 05, 2007



The art of the modern medal will be featured in three ways by the American Numismatic Assocaiton museum in Colorado Springs starting this September.

First, From September 18-22 a symposium will be held with over 24 lectures and demonstrations for attendees of FIDEM 2007.

Second, it will mark the opening of the 30th International Exposition of Modern Art Medals. More than 1400 pieces will be on display, from artists in over 25 countries. The exposition will be open to the public free of charge for nine months. There will be a well illustrated exhibition catalog available for $75.

Thirdly, the talks will be published in a post conference journal, Medallies, as a record of the event.

FIDEM is the international art medal group umbrella organization. It has delegates in member countries. AMSA is the American medallic art group, and have a nice website with member galleries.

In his groundbreaking study of the medal in Renaissance Europe, Dr. Stephen Scher calls the medium of medallic portraiture the Currency of Fame. While most of the medals in the exhibit are not portraits, they are quite distinctive, and worthy of a visit either in person to the exhibit, or via the web.

I'll be there too. I have a medal in the show, I am giving a talk and I sponsor a (cash) prize for an artist under the age of 30.

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About the Author
George Cuhaj has been with the Krause Publications numismatic team since 1994. He is editor of the various editions of the Standard Catalog of World Coins and the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Prior to joining KP, Cuhaj was employed by the American Numismatic Society and Stack's Rare Coins, both of New York City. He is a Fellow in both the Royal Numismatic Society and the American Numismatic Society. He also is a life member and past board member of the International Bank Note Society. Cuhaj was elected an Allied Professional Member of the National Sculpture Society and has had his medallic work exhibited internationally.

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