Right: The Way to Calvary and Saint Veronica with the Sudarium Christ in Majesty (detail), about 1510–1520, Master of James IV of Scotland. Tempera colors, gold, and ink on parchment. The J. Paul Getty Museum. Left: Christ Carrying the Cross (detail), about 1475–1480, Martin Schongauer. Engraving. Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco. Bequest of Mrs. Edgar Sinton

Blurring the Line: Manuscripts in the Age of Print


Daily, through October 27

North Pavilion, Plaza Level

Free | No ticket required

The history of the book in the late Middle Ages is a story of competing media as the handwritten and the illuminated encountered the print revolution in Europe. New printing technologies gave rise to a rich period of experimental cross-fertilization during which artists created hybrid works, books printed to look like manuscripts, and painted compositions modeled after prints. This exhibition includes works of both media, challenging the division between them and considering the culture of the book as technology met artistry.

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