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Illuminating Faith: The Eucharist in Medieval Life and Art

decoration17 May 2013|02 Sept. 2013

Featuring more than sixty-five exquisitely illuminated manuscripts,Illuminating Faith offers glimpses into medieval culture, and explores the ways in which artists of the period depicted the celebration of the sacrament and its powerful hold on society.

The exhibition presents some of the Morgan's finest works, including the Hours of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese, one of the greatest of all Books of Hours; the exquisite Preparation for Mass of Pope Leo X, which remained at the Vatican until it was looted by Napoleon's troops in 1798; a private prayer book commissioned by Anne de Bretagne, queen of France, for her son the dauphin, Charles-Orland; and a number of rarely-exhibited Missals.

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DATE
17 May 2013|02 Sept. 2013
ADDRESS
225 Madison Avenue
CITY
New York
( UNITED STATES )
ORGANIZED BY
The Morgan Library & Museum
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