Manuscripts in the Curriculum
In Partnership with Les Enluminures
December 16, 2016, 3:00-5:00 pm
Room A005, Mearns Centre for Learning-McPherson Library
For anyone who has an interest in the Middle Ages, this one-time display of twenty-one rare medieval and early modern manuscripts is a must-see. This public display of the manuscripts allows a tactile opportunity to get up close and personal with history. This diverse group of manuscripts covers a wide time span from the thirteenth century onwards and is in many languages, including Latin and vernacular languages; non-Western European cultures are represented by manuscripts from Greece and Ethiopia. The subject matter is equally diverse and includes liturgy, lives of saints, canon law, school books, and humanism, to name a few. This family-friendly event is a perfect treat before the holidays!
“This program, which grows out of a conviction that direct encounters with the art of the past can generate transformative experiences, promises to enrich students' appreciation of the medieval past.” C. Griffith Mann, Michel David-Weill Curator in Charge, Medieval Art and the Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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