French · Medieval Art and Architecture

Yearly Updates on the Notre-Dame de Paris Restoration

On April 15, 2019, a devastating fire tore through the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, the most beloved and iconic of all Gothic buildings. Largely through the heroic efforts of Paris firefighters, the building was spared the total destruction that at one point seemed inevitable. However, the damage was extensive. Despite early negative forecasts and complications due to the pandemic, the reconstruction of Notre-Dame de Paris is well underway, and the restored building will look as much like the old one as possible. Almost every year since the fire, I have written something about the cathedral's current condition and the status of the restoration. You can find it all in this post.

Medieval Art and Architecture

Oh Majestic Unicorn! The Unicorn Tapestries and Other Medieval Art from the Met Cloisters

After visiting the Met Cloisters most recently in July 2018, I wrote about the Unicorn Tapestries and some of the Cloisters' other great medieval treasures for DailyArt Magazine. Read them all through these links.