Hidden Treasures at Wisconsin museum

From December 18, 2010 through February 27, 2011, the Chazen Museum of Art in Madison, Wisconsin will present Hidden Treasures: Illuminated Manuscripts from Midwestern Collections, an exhibition of "rarely seen ornate handmade books from university libraries, museums, and private collections in seven states."

The exhibit will include forty examples of bibles, liturgical manuscripts, devotional books and volumes containing literary, historical, and legal texts. The pieces in the collection date from the 9th through 16th centuries.

In addition to the exhibition, the museum will provide several lectures and demonstrations dealing with medieval books and illumination.