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Exhibitions

12 July 2016 Start
25 September 2016 End
Tuesday–Thursday 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. (Extended hours until September 4, 2016) Sunday 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. (Extended hours until September 4, 2016) Closed Mondays Time
USA The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive Los Angeles, CA 90049

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Things Unseen: Vision, Belief, and Experience in Illuminated Manuscripts

July 12–September 25, 2016

Drawn primarily from the Getty Museum’s permanent collection of manuscripts, this exhibition explores the visual challenges artists faced as they sought to render miraculous encounters with the divine, grand visions of the end of time, the intricacies of belief, and the intimate communications of prayer. These “unseen” spiritual experiences, recorded by Jewish and Christian authors in antiquity, were translated in new ways by the illuminators of medieval and Renaissance books. Rather than simply narrating otherworldly events, the innovative images in this exhibition offer visual entry points to the ineffable nature of faith.

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