Exhibitions

From griffins and giants to demons and dragons, monsters have enthralled people throughout time. In medieval art and literature, these fanciful creatures give form to fears, curiosities, and fantasies of the unfamiliar and the unknown. Medieval Monsters, organized by the Morgan Library & Museum in New York, will present a lively array of monsters that appear in more than fifty illuminated manuscripts from the European Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Each of the three sections of the exhibition—Terrors, Aliens, and Wonders—will explore the ways monsters functioned as the embodiment of power, the representation of marginalized groups in society, or the inspiration of awe.

Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders is organized by the Morgan Library & Museum, New York.

The Blanton presentation is organized by Holly Borham, Assistant Curator, Prints & Drawings, Blanton Museum of Art

Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders is organized by the Morgan Library & Museum, New York.

Funding for this exhibition at the Blanton is provided in part by Suzanne Deal Booth.

The Taming the Tarasque, from Hours of Henry VIII, France, Tours, ca. 1500.
The Morgan Library & Museum, MS H.8, fol. 191v, detail.

31oct(oct 31)12:30 pmFeaturedCurator-led Gallery Talk: Medieval MonstersLed by Holly Borham, Assistant Curator, Prints and Drawings

11nov(nov 11)3:00 pm(nov 11)3:00 pmArt Talk: Picturing Jews and Muslims in Medieval ManuscriptsA free event in conjunction with our Medieval Monsters exhibition

12nov(nov 12)12:00 pmFeaturedArt Talk: Medieval Monsters: Far and NearMeet the co-curators of the Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders exhibition

16nov(nov 16)3:00 pm(nov 16)3:00 pmPublic TourMedieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders

21nov12:00 pmFeaturedMusic at the Blanton: Luisa NardiniEnjoy a special lecture & performance inspired by our Medieval Monsters exhibition

12dec(dec 12)12:30 pmFeaturedCurator-led Gallery Talk: Medieval MonstersLed by Holly Borham, Assistant Curator, Prints and Drawings

18dec(dec 18)12:30 pmFeaturedGallery Talk: Medieval MonstersLed by UT Art History Ph.D student Christine Zepeda

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