One of our favorite museums. And if you can't get there in person, virtually explore the museum with Smarthistory as your guide.
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These statues of the Virgin and Child often held relics. Designed to be mobile, they starred in parades and plays.
Delicate and brightly colored, this statue from Spain combines elegance with solidity, the human with the divine.
These frescoes covered the thick walls of a Romanesque church. Once isolated in the Pyrenees, they adorn a museum.
Romanesque sculptors adorned the tops of columns with bible stories. These scenes are bold, emotional, and direct.