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Jerusalem 1000–1400: Every People Under Heaven

, New York City | Arts & Culture , History

While known as the city of three faiths, Jerusalem has been home to many more than three cultures, faiths and languages over its long history. This exhibit focuses on the city's role in shaping the art created between 1000 and 1400 and comprises more than 200 pieces, some of which have never been shown outside their religious house of origin. For more information, visit metmuseum.org. Beginning around the year 1000, Jerusalem attained unprecedented significance as a location, destination, and symbol to people of diverse faiths from Iceland to India. Multiple competitive and complementary religious traditions, fueled by an almost universal preoccupation with the city, gave rise to one of the most creative periods in its history. This landmark exhibition demonstrates the key role that the Holy City played in shaping the art of the period from 1000 to 1400. In these centuries, Jerusalem was home to more cultures, religions, and languages than ever before. Through times of peace as well as war, Jerusalem remained a constant source of inspiration that resulted in art of great beauty and fascinating complexity. This exhibition is the first to unravel the various cultural traditions and aesthetic strands that enriched and enlivened the medieval city. It features some 200 works of art from 60 lenders worldwide. More than four dozen key loans come from Jerusalem's diverse religious communities, some of which have never before shared their treasures outside their walls. Source: nycgo.com and The Met Image source: The Met

Event Details

    Sept. 26, 2016 - Jan. 8, 2017
    01:00 AM - 11:00 PM