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The Art of Devotion in the Middle Ages

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Master of the Chronique scandaleuse French, Noli me tangere (detail), about 1500 Tempera Colors, Ink, and Gold on Parchment 5 1/4 X 3 7/16 In. © Courtesy of the Artist and Getty Center Los Angeles
The Art of Devotion in the Middle Ages

1200 Getty Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049
August 28th, 2012 - February 3rd, 2013
Opening: August 28th, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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Tue-Fri, Sun 10-5:30; Sat 10-9. Closed Mondays and on January 1, July 4 (Independence Day), Thanksgiving, and December 25 (Christmas Day).
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manuscripts

DESCRIPTION

Manuscripts and their illuminations played a central role in fostering and expressing the devotion of Christian faithful during the Middle Ages. As the word of God, biblical phrases were introduced by elaborate initial letters; narrative stories about Christ or the saints were pictured in detailed miniatures; and borders brimming with fantastic scenes focused attention on important texts. Drawn entirely from the Getty Museum's collection, this exhibition looks at manuscripts that not only helped medieval viewers celebrate Christian beliefs but also—with their lavish decoration in precious pigments and gold—served as material testaments to the piety of their owners.

August 28–November 11, 2012 and November 13, 2012–February 3, 2013