Museum Home Past Exhibitions Illuminated Manuscripts from Belgium and the Netherlands

August 24, 2010–February 6, 2011 at the Getty Center


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A Tale of Two Margarets: Women and Their Manuscripts
Dagmar Eichberger, professor of European art history at the University of Heidelberg, investigates how illustrated manuscripts enriched the lives of female patrons around 1500. Focusing on Margaret of York and Margaret of Austria, Eichberger explores how these two powerful women indulged their love of collecting with lavish and magnificently illuminated books.

Thursday, October 7, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium


Curator's Gallery Talks
Thomas Kren, curator of Manuscripts, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall. Free; no reservations required.

Wednesdays, October 20 and December 15, 2010, 2:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum galleries


Gordon Getty Concert: Piffaro
World renowned as the pied pipers of early music, Piffaro delights audiences with elegant sounds of the late medieval and Renaissance periods. Playing shawms, sackbuts, recorders, dulcians, and bagpipes, the alta capella ensemble recreates Flemish repertoire of the 15th and 16th centuries, from the refined music of official wind bands to lively, rustic arrangements of popular tunes and dances. Tickets $20; $15 students/seniors.

Tickets available beginning August 24.

Saturday, November 13, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium

The Three Living and the Three Dead / Master of the Dresden Prayer Book or workshop

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From battlefields to palace interiors to visions of hell, Flemish manuscript illuminators painted vivid worlds. Film critic Kenneth Turan and curators describe these works with equal verve. Pick up an audio player in the Museum Entrance Hall.