With the border between the Christian and Islamic worlds in flux, Spain was home to continual conflict in the Middle Ages – but also to a rich exchange of ideas. This display of silks, ivories, manuscripts and other works – drawn mostly from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with a handful of loans from other US museums – explores how artists drew on a variety of visual traditions. The exhibition will be on view in the Met Cloisters’ Fuentidueña Chapel gallery, which has until now focused solely on the Christian tradition (30 August–30 January 2022). Find out more from the Met’s website.
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