A preview of the exhibition Jerusalem 1000–1400: Every People Under Heaven, on view at The Met Fifth Avenue from September 6, 2016, through January 8, 2017.http://www.metmuseum.org/ex...
The exhibition illuminates 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. This is the first exhibition to unravel the various cultural traditions and aesthetic strands that enriched and enlivened the medieval city.
Over 200 works of art will be gathered from some 60 lenders worldwide. Nearly a quarter of the objects from Jerusalem, including key loans from its religious communities, some of which have never before shared their treasures outside their walls. This exhibition will bear witness to the crucial role that the city has played in shaping world culture, a lesson vital to our common history.