New Exhibit on Medieval Manuscripts Opens at the Getty

"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 for more information.