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J. Paul Getty Museum opens “Women in the Medieval World”

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Modern portrayals of medieval women tend toward stereotypical images of damsels in distress, mystics in convents, female laborers in the fields, and even women of ill repute. In fact, women’s roles in the Middle Ages were varied and nuanced, and medieval depictions of womanhood were multi-faceted. Illuminating Women in the Medieval World, on view June…

J. Paul Getty Museum’s exhibition ‘Imagining the Past in France, 1250-1500’ features historical French manuscripts from Middle Ages

Exhibition at the Getty Center features historical French manuscripts from the Middle Ages. These days, famous lines such as “let them eat cake” have made cultural icons out of historical figures like Marie Antoinette – despite the fact that they are historically false. But even back in the Middle Ages, when common pastimes included troubadours,…

Getty Exhibition will Celebrate Pinnacle of Manuscript Illumination in France

History played such an integral role in defining national identity in France throughout the high Middle Ages that some of the finest illumination of the period is located within the covers of history manuscripts. On view in the Exhibitions Pavilion at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, November 16, 2010 through February…