Lisbon's Hebrew Bible - Medieval Jewish Art in Context - Metropolitan Museum of Art



Date: 11/22/11 through 01/16/12
Ages: All
Address:
Fifth Ave. @ 82nd St. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org

Description: The second in a series of installations that focus, one at a time, on masterworks of Hebrew manuscript illumination from a national or international collection. The display highlights Jewish artistic culture in the Middle Ages by presenting it alongside contemporary works of art, mostly created for Christians, from the Museum's own collection. This installment will feature the Cervera Bible, a designated National Treasure from the National Library of Portugal in Lisbon. The pages of this Hebrew Bible, one of the most splendid manuscripts of the Middle Ages, will be turned weekly, giving viewers the rare opportunity to see many of its beautiful illustrations.