Monday, August 16, 2010

Cleveland Museum of Art unveils two exhibits on medieval art this fall

This fall, the Cleveland Museum of Art will premiere a groundbreaking exhibition examining the role of relics and reliquaries in the development of Christianity and the visual arts. Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe is the first major exhibition in the United States to consider the history of relics and reliquaries and will feature more than 150 works of art from Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages and early modern Europe. The exhibition runs at CMA from Oct. 17, 2010, to Jan. 17, 2011, before traveling to the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore and the British Museum in London.

The museum will also be showing The Glory of the Painted Page, from November 6, 2010 to February 27, 2011, which will offer medieval manuscript illuminations from its permanent collection.

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