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Saints and Soldiers: Faith and Force in the Medieval World (gallery course)

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2007
Time: 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Getty Research Institute Lecture Hall
Course Fee: $20. Open to 30 participants. Call (310) 440-7300 to sign up.

Immerse yourself in the art and culture of the Middle Ages in this daylong course focusing on the masterpieces in the exhibition Medieval Treasures from the Cleveland Museum of Art (on view October 30, 2007–January 20, 2008 at the Getty Center).

Through lectures, discussion, and exhibition tours, museum educators and art historians will introduce you to two key components of medieval life: religious devotion and the practice of chivalry, the system of knighthood and knightly conduct that defined the nobility of the Middle Ages. You'll examine peerless examples of religious and courtly arts of the Middle Ages—including armor, reliquaries, illuminated manuscripts, decorative works of gold and silver, tapestries, carved ivory, and sculpture—and come away with a deeper appreciation of the achievements and complexities of the medieval world.

How to Get Here
The Getty Center is located at 1200 Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles, California, approximately 12 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Parking is $8 per car and subject to availability. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.

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