Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven
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This exhibition will illuminate the key role that the Holy City played in shaping the art of the period from 1000 to 1400. While Jerusalem is often described as a city of three faiths, that formulation underestimates its fascinating complexity. In fact, the city was home to multiple cultures, faiths, and languages. History records harmonious and dissonant voices from many lands. Persians, Turks, Greeks, Syrians, Armenians, Georgians, Copts, Ethiopians, Indians, and Europeans passed in the narrow streets of a city not much larger than midtown Manhattan. This will be the first exhibition to unravel the various cultural traditions and aesthetic strands that enriched and enlivened the medieval city. Over two hundred works of art will be gathered from some sixty lenders worldwide. Nearly a quarter of the objects will come from Jerusalem. Among these are key loans from the city's many religious communities, some of which have never before shared their treasures outside their walls. "Every People Under Heaven" will bear witness to the crucial role that Jerusalem has played in shaping world culture, a lesson vital to our common history.
September 20, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Fri.-Sat. 10 am-9pm; Sun.-Thu. 10 am-5:30 pm
1000 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10028
B,C at 81 St-Museum of Natural History
B,C at 72 St
6 at 68 St-Hunter College
B,C at 96 St