Scribes' road trip?
- Hello all (especially scribes!) --
Just got this info from the Met /Cloisters: they're going to display
the Belles Heures of the Duc du Berry, unbound, all the pages at once.
Since the book is usually bound, they can only show two pages at a
time. Fantastic opportunity, if anyone is going to New York in the
near future. (see below)
Annora de Sylveastan
"The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles
Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry"
Through June 13
The Belles Heures (1405-1408/9) of Jean de Berry, a treasure
of The Cloisters collection, is one of the most celebrated and
lavishly illustrated manuscripts in the United States. Because
the work is currently unbound, it is possible to exhibit all
of its illuminated pages as individual leaves, a unique
opportunity never to be repeated. See a special online feature
for more information, including sponsorship credits. Take in
films, gallery talks, and a subscription lecture related to
the exhibition. Rent the accompanying Audio Guide and tour the
show with experts leading the way.
"The Mourners: Medieval Tomb Sculptures from the Court of
Through May 23
The renovation of the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Dijon has
provided an opportunity for the unprecedented loan of the
alabaster mourner figures from the tomb of John the Fearless,
Duke of Burgundy, and his wife, Margaret of Bavaria. Each of
the statuettes is approximately 16 inches high. For more
information, including sponsorship credits, see the online
preview. Enjoy films, gallery talks, and family programs held
in conjunction with the exhibition.
These two special exhibitions share an intriguing connection:
Jean de France, duc de Berry, was the uncle of John the
Fearless, Duke of Burgundy.