New Exhibit on Medieval Manuscripts Opens at the Getty
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2003-09-24 03:28
"Transforming Tradition: Ancient Motifs in Medieval Manuscripts" will be on display at the Getty in Los Angeles from September 23 to November 30.
The exhibit, which explores how manuscript illuminators in the Middle Ages appropriated themes
and motifs of ancient visual culture and turned them to their own uses, will pair artifacts from the
Getty's collection of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman objects (from the sixth century B.C. to the first
century A.D.) with northern European manuscripts from the ninth to the 15th century.
There will also be a lecture by Lawrence Nees, Professor of Art History at the University of
Delaware, on "Antiquity, Pseudo-Antiquity, and Anti-Antiquity in Medieval Art" next Sunday at
4:00 PM. For more information on the lecture, or to make a reservation for the lecture, see
You may also be interested in seeing the stained glass in the Getty's New Acquisitions -- see
http://www.getty.edu/visit/acquisitions_stndglass.html for more information.