Friday, September 24, 2010

Medieval art exhibitions worldwide

Virgin and Child from Toporc,
Hungarian National Gallery
Currently on view in London
Two new exhibitions mentioned before on this blog are now open:
  • D'or et de feu - L'art en Slovaquie à la fin du Moyen Âge, at the Musée du Moyen Âge - Thermes et Hôtel de Cluny, Paris.
  • Treasures from Budapest: European Masterpieces from Leonardo to Schiele, at the Royal Academy in London, featuring several Hungarian medieval objects.

As far as the late medieval art of Upper Hungary is concerned (shown at Musée de Cluny), a unique opportunity for comparison will be offered with the opening of another exhibition at the Grand Palais in early October. Titled France 1500, entre Moyen Âge et Renaissance, that exhibition will present the same period as at the focus of the "D'or et de feu" show. While in Paris, you may want to check out the show at the gallery Les Enluminures, titled also France 1500 (The Pictorial Arts at the Dawn of the Renaissance), or at least the accompanying beautiful virtual exhibition.

I would like to use this occasion to call attention to a few other medieval art exhibitions in various American museums.

Medieval Glass: For Popes, Princes, and Peasants is being shown at the Corning Museum of Glass (New York), until January 2, 2011.

Illuminated Manuscripts from Belgium and the Netherlands, on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum (Getty Center) in Los Angeles, until February 11, 2011 (second installation from November 9, 2010). For manuscript enthusiasts, it will definitely be worth going after November 16, when the exhibition Imagining the Past in France, 1250-1500 will also open.

The Mourners: Medieval Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy (previously shown at the Metropolitan Museum in New York), is continuing its tour, and will be shown at the Dallas Museum of Art, opening October 3. You can also read here about the exhibition and its future venues.

Two medieval exhibitions are coming to the Cleveland Museum of Art:
Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe will open on October 17, while The Glory of the Painted Page (Manuscript Illuminations from the Permanent Collection) will be on view from November 6.

Finally, a major exhibition in Germany has to be mentioned here: The Hohenstaufen Dynasty and Italy (Die Staufer und Italien), at the Reiss-Engelhorn Museen in Mannheim from September 19, 2001 to February 20, 2011.


  1. I have seen the medieval art exhibitions, It has wonderful and very meaningful paintings. I really impress to this art exhibition.

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  2. As far as the exhibition is called "L'art en Slovaquie à la fin du Moyen Âge," please accept it and write not about the "Upper Hungary"!