Saint George and the Dragon (detail), from Book of Hours, about 1450–1455, Master of Guillebert de Mets. Tempera colors, gold leaf, and ink, on parchment. Getty Museum, Ms. 2 (84.ML.67), fol. 18v

The Fantasy of the Middle Ages


Daily, through September 11

North Pavilion, Plaza Level


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The castles, knights, battles, and imaginary creatures of the Middle Ages perpetually inspire art, literature, photography, film, and reenactment. These later fantasy works blend historical source material with legendary or magical elements to create memorable characters, creatures, and cultures. This exhibition explores the ways in which the Middle Ages have been mythologized, dramatized, and re-envisioned time and again, proving an irresistible period for creative reinterpretations ranging from the Brothers Grimm to Game of Thrones.

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