Exhibition: Canterbury and St. Albans: Treasures from Church and Cloister, Getty Museum of Art, (September 20, 2013–February 2, 2014)

Current Exhibition: Canterbury and St. Albans: Treasures from Church and Cloister Getty Museum of Art, (September 20, 2013–February 2, 2014) This exhibition brings together two masterpieces of medieval English art: stained glass from Canterbury Cathedral and the St. Albans Psalter, a splendidly illuminated Book of Psalms. Uniting the intimate art of book illumination with monumental glassContinue reading “Exhibition: Canterbury and St. Albans: Treasures from Church and Cloister, Getty Museum of Art, (September 20, 2013–February 2, 2014)”

Exhibition: Miracles and Martyrs: Saints in the Middle Ages, Getty Museum of Art (September 3, 2013–March 2, 2014)

Throughout the Middle Ages, Christians were fascinated by stories about saints, who led extraordinary lives full of mystical events and miraculous occurrences. Saints were depicted in manuscripts experiencing revelatory visions and performing wondrous feats such as healing the sick or raising the dead. Even when their tormentors were performing exceptionally brutal acts—shooting them repeatedly withContinue reading “Exhibition: Miracles and Martyrs: Saints in the Middle Ages, Getty Museum of Art (September 3, 2013–March 2, 2014)”

Current Exhibition: Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections

Washington, National Gallery, West Building Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections October 6 2013- March 2 2014 In 330 Emperor Constantine the Great moved the capital of the Roman Empire from Italy some thousand miles to the east, near the site of the ancient Greek city of Byzantium on the Bosphorus StraitContinue reading “Current Exhibition: Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections”