Inspirational Illuminations: Reacting to Medieval Manuscripts

Opening Reception
Thursday, Apr 5, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Manuscripts provide a fascinating glimpse into the cultural and intellectual values of medieval society through the conjunction of text and image. In summer 2017, the students of History 119D: “Sex in the Middle Ages” received a behind-the-scenes tour of “Illuminating Women in the Medieval World,” an exhibit at the Getty Center on “attitudes toward medieval womanhood.” Inspired by the visual language of the illuminations, the students created reaction projects. This exhibit features a selection of projects exploring the correlations between medieval gender expectations and modern conceptions of sexuality. 

Refreshments will be served!