Medieval Treasures From Hildesheim on display at the Met

"Smack in the middle of the Metropolitan Museum, there‚Äôs a nugget of compressed light called  Medieval Treasures From Hildesheim," begins a review of the new exhibit at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. The review, by Holland Cotter, is from the Art & Design section of the New York Times.

In the 10th and 11th centuries, the northern German town of Hildesheim was an ecclesiastical center in Western Europe with thriving scriptoria pumping out masterpieces of medieval art. The small exhibit of 50 objects showcases works produced for the glory of God, from wooden sculpture to illuminated books.

Medieval Treasures From Hildesheim will be at the Met until January 5, 2014.