The curator of medieval art and The Cloisters at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Griffith Mann, explores the multimedia character of art from the Middle Ages, and how medieval art in the Art Institute and other museum collections played an essential role in daily life.
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About the Speaker
C. Griffith Mann, Michel David-Weill Curator in Charge, oversees the medieval collection at both The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters. Dr. Mann received his BA from Williams College and his PhD from Johns Hopkins University. A specialist in the arts of late medieval Italy, Dr. Mann has curated exhibitions on the medieval cult of relics, the art and archaeology of medieval Novgorod, and 13th-century French manuscript illumination. Before joining the department, Dr. Mann served as deputy director and chief curator at The Cleveland Museum of Art (2008–13) and the director of the curatorial division at The Walters Art Museum (2002–08).
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