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An Army of Bears

I’ve been having fun recently poking around on a Facebook page, Discarding Image, that shares pictures from medieval manuscripts. I’ve been especially fond of the various illustrations that picture more or less anthropomorphic animals acting like people. Rabbits besieging a castle, a boar monk on camel back, and an army of bears with swords and […]

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Beyond Words: Illuminated Manuscripts at Boston College

Boston College, Harvard, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum have a fantastic three venue cooperative show of an amazing collection of illuminated manuscripts. Everyone in the Boston area should check them out. On Saturday the McMullen Museum at Boston College hosted a wonderful educational program for kids and I took, Benedict, Isabella, and Sophia and […]

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