Getty Trip: Medieval Manuscripts and Artists’ Books!

The RFG is planning a trip to the Getty Research Institute on Friday, February 1, 2013. The day will include two tours: one of the artists’ books collection, and one of the medieval manuscripts exhibit “The Art of Devotion in the Middle Ages.”

Marcia Reed, chief curator, will lead the tour and discussion of artists’ books, of which the Getty holds around 5,000. Special attention will be paid to the inventive book formats created by artists who often work in other media. For more information on the Getty’s Artists’ Books, click here.

“The Art of Devotion in the Middle Ages” includes a wide variety of exquisite books meant to encourage public and private devotion, such as Bibles, missals, and books of hours. For more information on the exhibit, click here.

We will also have some time to explore other galleries of interest during the day–a preliminary schedule is below.

9:30/10am: Depart UCSB
11:30am: Arrive at Getty, early lunch, visit galleries
1 – 3pm: Artists’ books viewing
3 – 3:30: Coffee break
3:30 – 5: Medieval Manuscripts Exhibit
5:30 – 7: Dinner nearby
7/7:30pm: Depart LA
9pm: Arrive at UCSB

Please email materialtexts@gmail.com if you are interested in joining us for this unique event!

This trip is generously co-sponsored by the Department of Art, the College of Creative Studies, and the Medieval Studies Program.

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