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  • Medieval Jerusalem

    Duke Ligon, an attorney and energy industry entrepreneur, heads Mekusukey Oil Company, LLC, which maintains offices in the Oklahoma City region. An active board member with for-profit energy corporations, Duke Ligon also provides leadership to such nonprofit organizations as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, on whose Major Gifts Committee he sits.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, located on Fifth Avenue in New York City, is the United States’ largest art museum. Among its exhibitions is “Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven,” which is running from September of 2016 through January of 2017.

    The exhibit showcases the artistic vibrancy of the medieval holy city during a time when people of a multitude of faiths and cultures called it home. The artwork on display comes from a diverse group of religious communities, some of whom have never before allowed their cultural treasures to be displayed outside of Jerusalem.

    The catalog of fascinating objects on view includes gilded reliquaries, illuminated manuscripts, astronomical instruments, and sumptuously illustrated religious texts from the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian faiths.