The Medieval Clotheshorse
Date: Thursday August 4, 2011, at 7 pm
Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
Admission: Free. Reservation required
In this illustrated lecture, Roger Wieck, curator of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, the Morgan Library and Museum, explores the evolution of late medieval fashions in northern Europe, from the fashion revolution of 1330 to the early 1500s. Wieck discusses how artists used clothing as a kind of code to the social status and moral character of the people they depicted. Complements the exhibition Fashion in the Middle Ages.