Author: Annelisa Stephan

Hi! I lead audience engagement efforts for the digital Getty: I edit and manage The Iris and the Getty Voices project. I'm also an editor on Getty.edu. I'm always looking for ways for more and more of the Getty community to participate in conversation. Please reach me at astephan[at]getty.edu, or via tweet to @thegetty.

Exhibition to Explore Difficult Truths about Medieval Art

In the words of sixteenth-century English philosopher Thomas Hobbes, life during the later Middle Ages was “nasty, brutish, and short.” According to Getty Museum curators Kristen Collins and Bryan C. Keene, this view of the past was especially true if you were not a fully abled, white, wealthy, Christian, heterosexual cisgendered male.

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