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Living by the Book: Monks, Nuns and Their Manuscripts

Date
Saturday, July 13, 2013Sunday, September 29, 2013
Time
10:00 AM–05:00 PM on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Living by the Book: Monks, Nuns and Their Manuscripts

Today, medieval books are treated as works of art, untouchable treasures to be locked away in cabinets. Yet many were intended for regular use as vital components of everyday life for monks and nuns, and their way of life was, in turn, crucial for the creation and preservation of manuscripts. In the vibrant culture of the monastic community, new and innovative devotional texts and images were created, while secular knowledge, including music, history, science, grammar and classical literature, was also actively enjoyed and preserved. This exhibition, of approximately 20 books, will explore the life of the monastery as told through the variety of books that were created, used, cherished, glossed, worn down and palimpsested by those who lived there over the centuries.

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Watch Conservators at Work

Date: 10/24/14 - 10/20/15

Time: 12:30 PM - 04:00 PM

Did you know that people who preserve and restore artwork are called art conservators? Watch a conservator at work in the galleries. Inquire at the Information Desk about times and locations.

Drop-in Art Activities: Medieval Times

Date: 12/06/14 - 12/28/14

Time: 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Travel back in time to experience the lives of knights and kings! Touch chain mail, design a protective shield, and arrange colors and shapes to shine in the sun. Visit our Knights Hall to play a game of chess and then design a board game of your very own in our studio!

The Christmas Story in Art Walk-In Tour

Date: 12/21/14

Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

In the spirit of the season, come enjoy a tour examining religious art that celebrates the story of Christmas. This tour will feature Renaissance and Baroque paintings depicting the birth of Christ. This tour is part of our free, docent-led, walk-in tours. No reservations are required; just walk in and enjoy.

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