11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
info [at] ClevelandArt [dot] org
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Free General Admission
Rich intellectual and technical achievements distinguish the art of the Middle Ages. Throughout Europe manuscript illumination, architecture, sculpture, and metalwork flourished under the patronage of church and court. In this lesson students encounter splendid liturgical objects such as a gold and porphyry altarpiece made for an 11th century German countess and a silver vessel for a holy relic that once belonged to a Byzantine emperor. Courtly items featured in the lesson include a whimsical table fountain and Gothic-style tapestries made for a chateau. Biblical subjects such as Daniel in the lion's den-seen on a medieval column capital-help make connections between art and religion for classes studying world religions, culture, and/or European history.