Please join us for the exciting lecture held in conjunction with “Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders,” on view at the CMA. Prof. Sherry Lindquist and Prof. Asa Simon Mittman, co-curators of the show, will deliver a talk on Friday, September 27, 2019, 5:30, at the Thwing Center (2nd Floor Ballroom), 11111 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106. Reception to follow!
Medieval artists used visual cues of monstrosity to depict both foreigners and people who did not conform to restrictive social norms, and who therefore seemed alien in some way. Attitudes reflected in medieval art betray complex feelings of fear, loathing, curiosity, and desire of the other. Analysis of such imagery demonstrates long-lasting consequences for interactions between peoples and the development of racial thinking.