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Golden and Godly on the Medieval Altar

Free with Museum admission

Join our current fellows in the galleries for in-person talks, readings, musical performances, and other activations of The Met galleries.

Cristina Aldrich, Marica and Jan Vilcek Institute of Fine Arts Curatorial Fellowship, Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters
Joseph Salvatore Ackley, J. Clawson Mills Scholar, Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters

How was the Christian God pictured and made present—sometimes in the flesh—on the medieval altar? Focusing on a thirteenth-century sculpture of the Virgin and Child and a variety of Eucharistic liturgical vessels, this gallery talk will explore how altar equipment in precious metal and painted wood worked together to stage, unveil, and generate the divine.

Free with Museum admission; registration is not required.

Join other fellows for in-person events on Friday, May 5, May 12, and May 19.

Don't miss the live, online research presentations at 10 am–12 pm and 1–3 pm on May 4, May 5, May 11, May 12, May 18, and May 19. These sessions take place on Zoom. Free, though advance registration is required. To register, go to the full Research Out Loud schedule.

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Masks are strongly recommended. See our visitor guidelines.

Assistive listening devices are provided in the gallery where the program begins. Assistive listening devices with headsets or neck loops are available from the Admissions Desk in the Main Hall. We encourage you to bring your own headphones.

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