Thursday, December 20, 2012

Renaissance Missal Exhibit in Cleveland

From Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 to June 2, 2013, the Cleveland Museum of Art will display "Caporali: A Masterpiece of Renaissance Illumination."

This exhibition revolves around a sumptuous and important Renaissance manuscript—an illuminated missal, the service book for the priest at the altar—made for the Franciscan community in the hillside town of Montone, near Perugia, in 1469. Acquired by the museum in 2006, the missal showcases the work of two artist brothers, Bartolomeo and Giapeco Caporali, who were active in Perugia during the second half of the 15th century. This small focus exhibition celebrates this important acquisition and presents it to the museum's audience for the first time. Liturgical objects such as vestments, a chalice, and a processional cross will place the manuscript in liturgical, cultural, and art historical contexts. Many of these works, lent by museums and churches in Umbria, are displayed in the U.S. for the first time.

More information about the exhibit and lectures can be found HERE.

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