Murder in the Cathedral! Sensationalism and Monastic Patronage at Canterbury
Date: Wednesday January 22, 2014, at 7 pm
Location: Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
Admission: Free. Reservation required
Jeffrey Weaver, associate curator of sculpture and decorative arts at the Getty, provides the social, religious, and artistic contexts for the creation of three series of windows in the Canterbury Cathedral: the Ancestors of Christ series, the narrative theological windows in the choir aisles, and the Becket Miracle Windows in the ambulatory. These windows were part of an extensive glazing campaign begun just a few years after the murder of Thomas Becket in the cathedral in 1170.