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For the emerging middle class in early Tudor England, the home served as
both an assertion of social position and a form of self-expression. Now
open, at The Met Cloisters, Rich
Man, Poor Man: Art, Class, and Commerce in a Late Medieval Town
explores this idea by looking at the house and tastes of one merchant in
16th-century Exeter. Featuring more than 50 works—textiles, prints,
furnishings, and decorative arts objects—all from The Met collection, this
exhibition offers a focused study of the intersection of art and class in
an English city at its most prosperous moment. Max Hollein, Marina Kellen
French Director of The Met, stated: "This exhibition provides fresh
insight into the surprising and important role art played in shaping class
identity in medieval England. The sculptures that are at the center of this
exhibition are exceedingly rare, and it is exciting to see them given the
scholarly attention they deserve."
Opens November 19, 2023
Gallery 199, The Met Fifth Avenue
Bringing together a range of masterworks—from mosaic, sculpture, pottery,
and metalwork to luxury objects, paintings, and religious manuscripts—this
exhibition recounts Africa's central role in international networks of
trade and cultural exchange. With artworks rarely or never before seen in
public, Africa & Byzantium sheds new light on
the staggering artistic achievements of medieval Africa. This long-overdue
exhibition highlights how the continent contributed to the development of
the premodern world and offers a more complete history of the vibrant
multiethnic societies of north and east Africa that shaped the artistic,
economic, and cultural life of Byzantium and beyond.
Decorations at The Met Cloisters
From December 14, 2023, through January 7, 2024, a unique
tradition at The Met Cloisters pays tribute to the medieval Christmas
celebration. Visitors enter under a great arch of holly boughs bright with
red fruits, which symbolize light, warmth, and welcome. Holly is the plant
that is most associated with the medieval feast.
Accessibility at The Met
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