Blurring the Line: Manuscripts in the Age of Print

6 Aug 2019 – 27 Oct 2019

Event times

Open 10 am–5:30 pm
Saturday 10 am–9 pm
Closed Mondays
Holiday closures: July 4, Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1

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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 masterpieces of both media, challenging the division between them and considering the culture of the book as technology met artistry.


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