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Magical unicorns

14 July 2018 – 25 February 2019

The mysterious, ambivalent unicorn has throughout history engendered myriad myths and fantasies. In the 1500’s as well as in the contemporary period, it has been the subject of a veritable infatuation. From 14 July 2018 to 25 February 2019, the “Magical Unicorns” exhibition at the Musée de Cluny – National Museum of the Middle Ages illustrates the manner in which artists have represented this legendary creature via illuminated manuscripts and engraved works, sculptures and tapestries, as well as photographs and videos.

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Birth of Gothic Sculpture. Saint-Denis, Paris, Chartres. 1135-1150

From 10 October 2018 to 21 January 2019

No longer truly Romanesque, without yet being fully Gothic, the style that developed in Île-de-France and beyond between 1135 and 1150 is something of a puzzle. Grasping the imperceptible wind of change and following the tracks of the notebooks of designs that circulated between one construction site and another: this was the challenge of presenting “Birth of Gothic Sculpture. Saint-Denis, Paris, Chartres. 1135-1150”, an exhibition at Musée de Cluny - National Museum of the Middle Ages, from 10 October to 21 January 2019

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