12/31/2013 12:28 pm ET Updated Mar 02, 2014

82nd & Fifth: TERRIBLE BEAUTY by C. Griffith Mann

Made for an altarpiece, this painting would have been viewed by people who were also smelling incense, listening to music, or participating in ritual ceremonies. "Medieval art is very much about a multi-media experience," says curator C. Griffith Mann.

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