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Medieval Art

The Cloisters: Escape the City in the City

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 08.05.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The Cloisters is the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art given over to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. With a collection of over 2,000 medieval pieces, the museum's structure is itself part of the exhibit.

LOOK: They Are Watching You From Above

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.19.2014 | Religion

Gargoyles are essentially elaborate, stylized rain gutters. Their mouths provide a spout that lets water drain from the roofs of churches and temples ...

Janetta Rebold Benton: Medieval Scholar, Modern Wit

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

Our conversation covered a wide range of topics and as we stopped before pieces that caught our eyes, we were treated to Janetta's encyclopedic knowledge of all things medieval.

Sainthood, Torture And Medieval Mischief

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.24.2013 | Arts

"Miracles and Martyrs," an upcoming exhibition at The Getty Center, travels back to the fifteenth century when saintly hallucinations and holy self-sa...

LOOK: The Eucharist In Medieval Art

The Morgan Library & Museum | Posted 06.03.2013 | Religion

Illuminating Faith: The Eucharist in Medieval Life and Art will be on view at New York's The Morgan Library & Museum from May 17 to September 2, 2013...

One Of The Middle Ages' Greatest Artworks Is Back On View

Agence France Presse | | Posted 06.18.2013 | Arts

The tapestry cycle "The Lady and the Unicorn", considered one of the greatest artworks of Europe's Middle Ages, is being sent to Japan for six months ...

On Taking Crucifixes, Paintings, and Other Things Down

Amy Powell | Posted 10.22.2012 | Arts
Amy Powell

Getting moved around doesn't happen only to paintings. Many crucifixes that once belonged to churches now hang in front of the "neutral" white walls of museums, along with easel paintings and other things.

Stolen Italian Painting Found...In A Kentucky Museum

AP | By BRETT BARROUQUERE | Posted 07.23.2011 | Arts

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A stolen 14th-century panel painting depicting the Virgin Mary with a child has been recovered at a Kentucky art museum, which agre...