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Art in the Spotlight: Making Medieval Manuscripts

an image of a medieval book showing gothic text will illustrations in red, gold and blue on the edges of the page and text

The Beck Psalter, 1300–1310 Northern France (Artois or Picardy) or Flanders (Ghent) tempera, gold, ink on parchment Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario

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Art in the Spotlight: Making Medieval Manuscripts

Tuesday, April 6, 4 pm
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Join the AGO’s Adam Levine for a conversation with Dr. Taylor McCall about the medieval artists who made the beautiful manuscripts on view in the AGO's new exhibition Meditation and the Medieval Mind. They will discuss the materials and techniques these artists used to make bibles, books of hours, and other books for private devotion. Drawing on a selection of works from the Thomson Collection at the AGO, McCall and Levine will examine how these remarkable works of art were used for pious contemplation.  

 

Prior to becoming Assistant Curator of European Art in 2020, Adam Harris Levine held various curatorial roles at the AGO and conducted extensive work with the Thomson Collection of European Art. He is currently finalizing his doctoral dissertation at Columbia University, where he has also taught extensively. Levine’s area of specialty is medieval and renaissance sculpture and decorative arts.

Taylor McCall is an art historian and the Associate Editor of Speculum, the journal of the Medieval Academy of America. She has published on the material culture of medieval medicine, specifically anatomical images in manuscripts and early printed books, and her first book, The Art of Anatomy in Medieval Europe, is forthcoming. After finishing her PhD at the University of Cambridge, she was a cataloguer of medieval manuscripts at the British Library and worked in the education department at the Walters Art Museum. She lives in Cambridge, MA, with her husband, son, and dog.

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