The Monstrous Other in Medieval Art

Co-curators of the exhibition Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders, Sherry C.M. Lindquist, Associate Professor, Western Illinois University and Asa Simon Mittman, Professor, California State University, Chico, will discuss the ways that medieval artists and writers demonized cultural outsiders, transforming religious and racial others into monsters, framing poverty and impairment as sin, and characterizing women as inherently deviant and dangerous. Focusing on medieval manuscripts illuminates the ways that these pernicious strategies are still in use today.

The exhibition Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders will be open at 5:30 pm for program attendees.

Friday, June 8, 6:30 pm
Tickets: 
$15; free for members and students with a valid ID. Tickets include free admission for the day of the program.

Scenes of the Passion, from Psalter-Hours of Guiluys Boisleux, France, Arras, after 1246. New York, The Morgan Library & Museum, MS M.730, fol. 14 V (detail). Photography by Graham S. Haber, 2017.

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail [email protected] for information.