Exhibition

The Book of Marvels: Wonder and Fear in the Middle Ages

11 Jun 2024 – 25 Aug 2024

Regular hours

Tuesday
10:00 – 17:30
Wednesday
10:00 – 17:30
Thursday
10:00 – 17:30
Friday
10:00 – 17:30
Saturday
10:00 – 21:00
Sunday
10:00 – 17:30

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This exhibition explores the Book of the Marvels of the World, an illuminated manuscript made in the 1460s that weaves together tales of places both near and far. Told from the perspective of a medieval armchair traveler in northern France, the global locations are portrayed as bizarre, captivating, and sometimes dangerously different. Additional objects in the exhibition highlight how the overlapping sensations of wonder and fear helped create Western stereotypes of the “other” that still endure today.

This exhibition is presented in English and Spanish

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