Illuminating Faith: The Eucharist in Medieval Life and Art - Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave. - 212-685-0008
New York, NY 10016
Description: Featuring nearly sixty-five exquisitely illuminated manuscripts from France, Italy, and the Netherlands in the Morgan's collections, this exhibition will illustrate the Eucharist's powerful and sometimes cult-like hold on medieval life and medieval imagination. The bread and wine of Communion were understood to be the transubstantiated body and blood of Christ and were central to the culture of the Middle Ages. The exhibition begins with the institution of the Eucharist by Jesus at the Last Supper and continues to the arresting phenomena of miraculously bleeding wafers.