Blanton Museum of Art presents "Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders" opening day

Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders
The Taming the Tarasque, from Hours of Henry VIII, France, Tours, ca. 1500. The Morgan Library & Museum, MS H.8, fol. 191v, detail. Photo courtesy of Blanton Museum of Art

From griffins and giants to demons and dragons, monsters have enthralled people throughout time. In medieval art and literature, these fanciful creatures give form to fears, curiosities, and fantasies of the unfamiliar and the unknown.

"Medieval Monsters," organized by the Morgan Library & Museum in New York, will present a lively array of monsters that appear in more than 50 illuminated manuscripts from the European Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Each of the three sections of the exhibition - Terrors, Aliens, and Wonders - will explore the ways monsters functioned as the embodiment of power, the representation of marginalized groups in society, or the inspiration of awe.

The exhibition will remain on display through January 12, 2020.

Event Details

When

10.27.19 | 1:00 pm

Where

Blanton Museum of Art
200 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.
Austin, TX 78701

PHONE

Ticket Info

Free-$12