Photo courtesy of Blanton Museum of Art

Holly Borham, Assistant Curator of Prints & Drawings, will present a special tour of “Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders.” 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.

Holly Borham, Assistant Curator of Prints & Drawings, will present a special tour of “Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders.” 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.

Holly Borham, Assistant Curator of Prints & Drawings, will present a special tour of “Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders.” 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.

WHEN

WHERE

Blanton Museum of Art
200 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.
Austin, TX 78701
https://blantonmuseum.org/events/curator-led-gallery-talk-medieval-monsters-terrors-aliens-wonders-dec/

TICKET INFO

Free-$12
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