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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…

‘Priceless’ medieval church artifacts stolen

National alerts were issued for several ‘priceless’ church artifacts stolen overnight on Sunday from Tidersrums church in southeastern Sweden’s Kisa. Among the missing items are an altar cross or crucifix, two candlesticks and three wooden sculptures from the 13th and 14th centuries. The sculptures, which newspaper Östgöta Correspondenten described as “priceless” on its website on…

History of Catholicism is shown in Vatican art

A framed illustrated description of the “Foundations of the Church” informs visitors that the “Vatican and Catholic Church grew out of the events described in the New Testament: the story of Jesus, the Holy Family and the Apostles.” This “revelation” as well as the notation that follows that “Jesus’ birth is fundamental to the history…