Pages of Gold Exhibition
PAGES FROM ITS RENOWNED MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE COLLECTIONS BEGINNING JUNE 19
Press release date:
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
MANY LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED EXAMPLES ON VIEW FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER
** Press Preview: Thursday, June 18, 2009, 10 a.m. until noon ** RSVP: (212) 590-0393, E-mail Media
New York, NY, April 15, 2009—Famous for its medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, The Morgan Library & Museum also holds a notable collection of single illuminated pages. Extracted from full texts, these works were acquired because they include some of the most spectacular examples of medieval painting, often with intricate designs brightened by burnished gold. From June 19 through September 13, 2009, in an exhibition entitled Pages of Gold: Medieval Illuminations from the Morgan, fifty of the Morgan's finest single leaves—many of which were acquired by Pierpont Morgan and twelve of which are being displayed for the first time—are on view.