Balthazar: An African King in Medieval and Renaissance Art

January 15, 2020

February 16, 2020

10:00 AM To 9:00 PM

Getty Museum, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049, USA

Free, Family Friendly, Check website for art talks/lectures related to exhibition

(310) 440-7300

Event Description

Early medieval legends reported that one of the three kings who paid homage to the newborn Christ Child in Bethlehem was from Africa. But it would be nearly one thousand years before artists began representing Balthazar, the youngest of the magi, as a Black man. This exhibition explores the juxtaposition of a seemingly positive image with the difficult histories of African-European contact—in particular the brutal African enslavement—which informed European artists’ interest in representing race.

Exhibit runs November 19, 2019 to February 16, 2020.


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T-F: Open 10 am–5:30 pm
Saturday 10 am–9 pm
Closed Mondays

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