Fall seminar with Dr. Gerhard Lutz: ART AND CULTURE OF HILDESHEIM

The episcopal city of Hildesheim in northern Germany was one of the most important centers in Central Europe between about 1000 and 1250. It was home to a host of extraordinary medieval objects, such as the bronze doors of the cathedral, as well as innovative buildings, such as the monastery church of St. Michael. The seminar, taught by Dr. Gerhard Lutz, the Robert P. Bergman Curator of Medieval Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art, will focus on the most important works of art of this period, especially in the field of architecture, sculpture, and treasure art, linking them to their contemporary historical, intellectual, spiritual, and economic contexts in Europe. Throughout, students will study firsthand outstanding objects of Hildesheim provenance in the CMA collections.