Saturday, September 24, 2016

Art Review: Jerusalem Comes to the Metropolitan Museum on Monday

By Holland Cotter
This Jewish wedding ring from the 14th century will be part of the “Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven” exhibition at the Met that opens on Sept. 26. Credit B. Stefan/Thüringisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologie
NEW YORK---Arrows of desire: Jerusalem has been aiming them at the hearts of pilgrims, tourists and potentates for thousands of years. And the complex sensations the stings can deliver — exhilarating, devastating — is what the Metropolitan Museum of Art captures in “Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven.” The show, which opens on Monday, is in classic Met epic mode: 200 objects from some 60 international collections (several in the Middle East) and a time frame in the past, with perspectives from the present through short, conversational interviews with Jerusalem historians and citizens. [link]

Metropolitan Museum of Art: “Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven” (Sept. 26 - Jan. 8, 2017); 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY; (212) 535-7710;