photo of artwork Folding Prayer Book: The Lord's Prayer

Master Kip, possibly Jean Poillevé, Folding Prayer Book: The Lord's Prayer [Eight Interlocking Plates], mid-16th century. Enamel on copper, gilded metal, silver, Closed: 10 x 8.6 x 3.7 cm. The Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario. © Art Gallery of Ontario. AGOID.29264.

 

Meditation and the Medieval Mind

July 21, 2021 – Ongoing

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EXHIBITION OVERVIEW

In Europe around 1300, Christian religious practice underwent a major transformation: a turn to solitary, individual prayer and meditation. Those centuries old practices live on today, reflected in the popularity of mindfulness exercises. Opening May 29, 2021, Meditation and the Medieval Mind brings together highlights from the Thomson Collection of European Art, including manuscripts, ivories, and meticulously made prayer beads to offer visitors a unique look at an ongoing tradition. The exhibition is curated by Adam Harris Levine, the AGO’s assistant curator of European Art.


 

EXHIBITION SOUNDTRACK

Treasures Of Devotion

European Spiritual Song ca. 1500 - The Boston Camerata - Anne Azéma

The musical program "Treasures of Devotion" was commissioned by the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cloisters, New York for Small Wonders: Gothic Boxwood Miniatures, a 2016 exhibition co-curated by the AGO, Toronto; The Met Cloisters, New York; and the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

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CD cover - Treasures Of Devotion, European Spiritual Song ca. 1500 - The Boston Camerata - Anne Azéma
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