The Art of Medieval Handwashing (Remote)

Amanda Mikolic
Curatorial Assistant, Cleveland Museum of Art
Tuesday October 12
1:00 p.m. ET

To reduce the transmission of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends long and extensive handwashing after you have touched an item that may be frequently touched by others or before you touch your eyes, nose, or mouth. People developed practices and decorative arts for handwashing throughout history. In this lecture, curatorial assistant Amanda Mikolic will look at remarkable works from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s collection and other institutions that date to the medieval practice of handwashing which was not only considered necessary on a daily basis, but also an opportunity to display one's wealth, status, and prestige.

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