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Aubri Stogsdill

When I hear ‘Dark Ages’ I immediately think of disease and poverty. I certainly don’t think of beautifully crafted art work. But, what I have seen amidst this weeks Medieval wing is a plethora of incredibly made pieces of art. While it is clear that there was tremendous artistic ability during this time period and a lot of it has survived. While there was certainly social and economic ‘darkness’ due to the lack of innovation during this time, the art during this time period is absolutely beautiful and awe inspiring. I would not call these the ‘dark ages’, I much prefer the term Medieval. While there wasn’t much progress forward in things like standard of living, there was certainly development artistically.