Monday, January 18, 2016

Metropolitan Will Illuminate the Key Role of Jerusalem

Andrea di Bartolo (Sienese, 1360/70–1428). The prophet Isaiah at the Gates of Jerusalem (detail from an antiphonary), about 1401–4. Italian, Siena. Tempera, gold and ink on parchment. Terra Sancta Museum, Bibliotheca Custodialis, Jerusalem
The Metropolitan Museum of Art will illuminate the key role that the Holy City played in shaping the art of the period from 1000 to 1400. While Jerusalem is often described as a city of three faiths, that formulation underestimates its fascinating complexity. In fact, the city was home to multiple cultures, faiths, and languages. History records harmonious and dissonant voices from many lands. Over two hundred works of art will be gathered from some sixty lenders worldwide. Nearly a quarter of the objects will come from Jerusalem.

Metropolitan Museum of Art: "Every People Under Heaven: Jerusalem, 1000–1400" (September 20, 2016–January 8, 2017); 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street), New York, NY; 212-535-7710;