Browse reactions of other viewers below. These reactions were submitted to this site between November 8, 2007 and January 14, 2008. The site is now closed to new reactions. The opinions presented here may have been edited and do not reflect the opinions of the Getty.
Posted on 11/19/07 by David, Washington, DC
Will this exhibition travel to any other venues after closing at the Getty? Thank you.
Editor's note: There are currently no plans for future venues.
Posted on 11/18/07 by Darrell D. Davisson, Ph.D., Tehachapi
I knew the show would be excellent, but I also know the collection somewhat and was disappointed at the small number of objects loaned compared to the Mount Sinai exhibition.
Posted on 11/18/07 by Moonchilde, West LA
Breathtaking and amazing. My favorites are, as always, the small items. The detailed workmanship is stunning, whether in gold, bone or ivory. Love the automaton fountain, especially the video. My favorite item? The lion water pitcher. How strange that medieval paintings are so flatly stylized, yet their carvings and statues are not, and bring the period so much more to life.
Dislikes: The inability to take any photos, and the unavailability for purchase of anything between a $45 catalogue and $1 postcards.
Posted on 11/12/07 by Gina, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Amazing! I love the Byzantine period and the art in this collection is wonderful. I am very thankful to have had the opportunity to experience it, there's no reason for me to have traveled to Cleveland to see this exhibit.
Posted on 11/8/07 by Monica, Cleveland, OH
Oh no! Does this mean that when I come to the Cleveland Art Museum I won't be able to view the armor? That's my favorite part of the collection.
Editor's Note: The Cleveland Art Museum's permanent collections are temporarily closed while their building undergoes a renovation. Rest assured that you will be able to see the armor at the Cleveland Art Museum again when the galleries reopen in 2008.