illuminated manuscripts

Uncover the rich history of illuminated manuscripts and the often bizarre images that filled the margins of medieval books.

A rabbit attempts to play a church organ, while a knight fights…

William Voelkle, Emeritus Curator of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts at the Morgan Library & Museum, retired in September after fifty years at this illustrious institution. An exhibition…

Courtiers feasting at elaborately set tables, knights in gleaming armor, a richly clad monarch presiding over elegant festivities—these are the images often associated with the medieval and…

LOS ANGELES – Courtiers feasting at elaborately set tables, knights in gleaming armor, a richly clad monarch presiding over elegant festivities—these are the images often…

LOS ANGELES – The J. Paul Getty Museum recently announced the acquisition of the Rothschild Pentateuch, a manuscript of the first five books of the Hebrew Bible, known as the Torah. Its…

Nearly everyone familiar with the world of rare books has heard of the Book of Hours, the so-called bestseller of the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance. However, few people, except…

Green spaces have a universal appeal. Nature's majesty is evident in gardens, farmlands, and especially the untamed wilderness. In Renaissance Europe, many people looked to greenery within the…

This fall, the Morgan Library will be exhibiting some of its most bejeweled medieval books in the show Magnificent Gems: Medieval Treasure Bindings. The exhibition, which is running…