Exhibitions: Cleveland's Medieval Treasure

To the tourist traveling through France, medieval art seems just one dark cathedral after another. He is rarely aware that many of the gargoyles, crockets and spires that he sees are merely 19th century replicas designed to replace what time and the French Revolution destroyed. The artistic magnificence of a millennium in which man rose to the confidence of the Renaissance has been largely scattered —and there is more to it than what is found in churches.

A remarkable sampling of it has been brought together by the Cleveland Museum in its current exhibition of...

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