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Art From Us MUSEUM GUIDE : The Metropolitan Museum of Art : Gallery 305

The MET : Gallery 305 : Medieval Sculpture Hall

Art From Us, Museum Guide #577

Art From Us presents a must-see Museum Guide daily, where we showcase specific artworks in specific museums – from across the globe. Today, for Art From Us, Museum Guide #577 the spotlight is on the Metropolitan Museum of Art (the MET) NY’s Gallery 305. Showcasing a collection of Medieval Sculpture Hall.

The three works in focus are :

  1. Saint Peter as the First Pope, before 1348.
  2. Head of Saint James the Great, from 1450 – 1500.
  3. The Last Supper, ca. 1270.

The significance of the 3 works chosen for Art From Us, Museum Guide #577

Welcome to the Art From Us, Museum Guide #577.

The objects depicted above are house in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Medieval Sculpture Hall. One of the gallery’s most prominent displays is arguably from the Valladolid Cathedral in Spain.

Let us learn a little about this historic Spanish monument.

The Valladolid Cathedral

The Valladolid Cathedral, known officially as The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Holy Assumption was designed by Juan de Herrera in the 16th century, during the Renaissance. At the time that the cathedral was being built, Valladolid was the capital of Spain – the capital was moved to Madrid only in the 1560s. The construction of the cathedral did not end up going as it was initially planned – it was meant to be one of the largest Spanish cathedrals of the time.

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