CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

Illuminating Women in the Medieval World

Exhibition: 20 June - 17 September 2017

Drawn primarily from the Museum’s collection, this exhibition presents the biblical heroines, female saints, and pious nuns who embodied ideals of proper behavior, as well as figures who strayed from the path of righteousness. Beyond being subjects, women were also involved in the creation of manuscripts; they commissioned books and sometimes illuminated them.

See this document for the list of manuscripts included in the exhibition.

Workshop of Master of the First Prayer Book of Maximilian (act. ca. 1475-1515),
Mary Magdalene with a Book and an Ointment Jar (from Spinola Hours), ca. 1510 – 1520,
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angele