Getty Museum Presents 14th Century Armenian Illumination On Loan From UCLA

Celebrating the 1700th anniversary of the establishment of Christianity as Armenia’s state religion–the J. Paul Getty Museum presents an exhibition devoted to a rare Gospel book from the destroyed Armenian monastery at Gladzor. This masterpiece of 14th-century Armenian illumination–on loan from the Department of Special Collections of the Charles E. Young Research Library at UCLA–is famous for its brilliantly colored miniatures illustrating the life of Christ. "The Armenian Gospels of Gladzor" opens September 11 and continues through December 2–2001. the exhibition offers a rare opportunity for visitors to see more than 60 unbound pages of the Gladzor Gospels and also features related objects that establish the context for the Gospels’ illumination. It is accompanied by public programs–including concerts–lectures–and all-day family festival on Saturday–October 20.

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