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  • Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders

    August 22, 2019 – October 6, 2019

About the Event:

Drawing on the Morgan Library & Museum’s superb collection of illuminated manuscripts, this major exhibition— the first of its kind in North America—will explore the complex social role of monsters in the Middle Ages. Medieval Monsters will lead visitors through three sections based on the ways monsters functioned in medieval societies. “Terrors” explores how monsters enhanced the aura of those in power, be they rulers, knights, or saints. A second section, “Aliens,” demonstrates how marginalized groups in European societies—such as Jews, Muslims, women, the poor, and the disabled—were further alienated by being figured as monstrous. The final section, “Wonders,” considers a group of strange beauties and frightful anomalies that populated the medieval world. Whether employed in ornamental, entertaining, or contemplative settings, these fantastic beings were meant to inspire a sense of marvel and awe in their viewers.

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August 22, 2019 – October 6, 2019

  • Thu Sep 19, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Fri Sep 20, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sat Sep 21, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Sep 22, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Sep 24, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Sep 25, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Thu Sep 26, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Fri Sep 27, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sat Sep 28, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Sep 29, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Oct 1, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Oct 2, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Thu Oct 3, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Fri Oct 4, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sat Oct 5, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Oct 6, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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Free, Family Friendly

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