Give and Ye Shall Receive: Gift Giving in the Middle Ages
Date: Monday December 29, 2014,
Location: North Pavilion, Plaza Level, Getty Center
In the Middle Ages, gift exchange helped people define their relationships to family and friends, to acquaintances and strangers, to God and to church. This exhibition, drawn from the Museum's permanent collection, examines models for giving found in scripture and in the lives of the saints, explores how gift giving functioned in medieval society, and highlights the special role of the medieval book as a gift.