Wednesday, April 29, 2009

In Shadow Of Washington And Los Angeles Focus On Wagner's Ring, National Gallery Exhibits Rare Manuscripts From Its Collection (And Earlier The Getty)

Heaven on Earth ... without Götterdämmerung

The Burgundian illuminated manuscript above is from the Rosenwald Collection of the National Gallery of Art, and has not been exhibited in at least 30 years.

The Italian illuminated manuscript below is from the Collection of the Getty Center and the Getty Villa in Los Angeles, and was exhibited at the National Gallery about three years ago. [Both Museums and cultural conservation and research centers have free admission every day.]

National Gallery of Art, Washington, illuminated manuscripts

Getty Center, Los Angeles, illuminated manuscripts.

Image credits: (c) National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. 2009. Copyright controlled.


The Rosenwald Collection of graphic art from medieval to contemporary times is "the finest of its kind ever to be formed in the United States by a single individual." -- J. Carter Brown

The Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection is divided between the National Gallery of Art and the Library of Congress.


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